Physician Assistant Schools In California

In California, there are 10 accredited schools where physician assistant classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in physician assistant in the state of California, which encompasses physician assistant training at the following levels:

  • Physician Assistant Certificate
  • Associates degree in Physician Assistant
  • Bachelors degree in Physician Assistant

Schools

  1. Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science

    1731 E 120th St, Los Angeles, California 90059

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  2. Western University of Health Sciences

    309 E 2nd St, Pomona, California 91766-1854

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  3. Foothill College

    12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, California 94022

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  4. Loma Linda University

    Loma Linda, California 92350

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  5. Riverside Community College

    4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California 92506

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  6. Samuel Merritt University

    3100 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, California 94609

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  7. San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia

    8400 W Mineral King Ave, Visalia, California 93291-9283

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  8. University of Southern California

    University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089

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  9. Touro University

    1310 Club Drive, Vallejo, California 94592

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  10. Moreno Valley College

    16130 Lasselle St, Moreno Valley, California 92551

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Physician Assistant Employment

California 9,480
National 81,420

Of all of the physician assistant professionals in the country, nearly 12% are in the state of California.

Employment Growth for Physician assistant professionals In California

5,820 6,630 0 8,020 9,480
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of physician assistant professionals is growing in California. 3,660 more physician assistant professionals were working in California in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of physician assistant professionals has grown by 63%. This growth is faster than the change in the number of physician assistant professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of physician assistant professionals has grown by 29% from 2006 to 2010.

Physician Assistant VS. All Professions salaries in California

$80,960 $78,120 $87,410 $91,670 $93,660
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physician Assistant
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of physician assistant professionals is growing, the salaries paid to physician assistant professionals are increasing in California. Physician assistant professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $80,960 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $93,660 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physician assistant professionals in California

10th percentile
$61,550
25th percentile
$78,070
50th percentile
$91,720
75th percentile
$111,390
90th percentile
$134,230

This represents a growth in salaries of 14%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of physician assistant, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid physician assistant professionals earning 118% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in California state.

Average Salaries for Physician assistant professionals and related professions in California

Dental Hygienist
$90,220
Health Science
$76,941
Physician Assistant
$93,660

In California, 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 California

associate
4
bachelor
1
master
5
doctor
0
Certificate
4
Total14

The number of students graduating from the 10 accredited physician assistant schools in California is increasing. In California, there were 328 graduates in 2006. And there were 362 graduates from physician assistant courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of physician assistant school degree or certificate graduates in California by 10%. A majority of these graduates, or 36%, graduated with a master's degree in physician assistant.

Physician Assistant Faculty Salaries in California

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