Physician Assistant Schools In Arizona

Arizona has is only one accredited physician assistant school where physician assistant faculty who teach physician assistant classes can find employment. The trends in Arizona's physician assistant academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in physician assistant includes physician assistant training at the physician assistant masters degree level.


  1. Midwestern University in Glendale

    19555 N 59th Ave, Glendale, Arizona 85308

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Arizona Vs. National Physician Assistant Employment

Arizona 1,530
National 81,420

Of all of the physician assistant professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Arizona state.

Employment Growth for Physician assistant professionals In Arizona

1,590 1,440 1,360 1,270 1,530
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Physician Assistant is a shrinking field in Arizona. There were 60 less physician assistant professionals working in Arizona in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of physician assistant professionals has shrunk by 4%. This is slower than the trend for physician assistant professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of physician assistant professionals has grown by 29% between 2006 and 2010.

Physician Assistant VS. All Professions salaries in Arizona

$66,130 $77,690 $76,490 $84,460 $84,500
$42,177 $43,423 $45,140 $46,513 $48,330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physician Assistant
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of physician assistant professionals is declining, the salaries paid to physician assistant professionals are increasing in Arizona. Physician assistant professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $66,130 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $84,500 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physician assistant professionals in Arizona

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Thus, there was a 22% growth in physician assistant professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Arizona state, within the field of physician assistant, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid physician assistant professionals earn 139% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Physician assistant professionals and related professions in Arizona

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Physician Assistant

In Arizona, physician assistant professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Physician Assistant programs available for each degree type for all schools in Arizona


As the number of physician assistant professionals is decreasing in Arizona state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited physician assistant school in Arizona state is increasing. In Arizona, there were 79 graduates in 2006. And there were 86 graduates from physician assistant courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of physician assistant school degree or certificate graduates in Arizona by 9%. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with a master's degree in physician assistant.

Physician Assistant Faculty Salaries in Arizona

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