Olympia, WA (population: 46,257) has thirteen physician assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a physician assistant program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington. To learn more about physician assistant programs in Olympia, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of physician assistant professors at University of Washington such as Galen Basse, Chad Driesback, Laura Erickson, David Giles, Janice Von Itter, and Junhong Kim.
Physician Assistant students from Olympia schools who go on to become physician assistants. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 76,900 people working as physician assistants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $84,830. Also, Medical assistants make on average $29,450 per year and there are about 495,970 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Olympia area alone, there are 490 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $33,820. Physician assistants in this area earn $95,620/yr and there are 50 employed.
Olympia lies in Thurston county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Olympia area has 95,910 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $21.91/hr average worker wage, and a $45,570 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.541 out of every 1000 jobs in Olympia are held by physician assistants, and 5.076/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 13 physician assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Olympia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Vancouver comes out as the most expensive ($19,844/yr) for physician assistant students, with Lake Washington Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,186/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Olympia|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||30.0 miles|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||31.9 miles|