Physician Assistant Schools In Illinois

Illinois has 5 accredited physician assistant schools where physician assistant faculty who teach physician assistant classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the physician assistant academic community in Illinois, and the future trends in physician assistant training at the following levels:


Schools

  1. Midwestern University in Downers Grove

    555 31st Street, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515-5514

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  2. City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College

    1900 W Van Buren, Chicago, Illinois 60612-3197

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  3. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

    3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, Illinois 60064

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  4. University of St Francis

    500 N Wilcox St, Joliet, Illinois 60435-6188

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  5. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Physician Assistant Employment

Illinois 1,980
National 81,420

Of all of the physician assistant professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Illinois.

Employment Growth for Physician assistant professionals In Illinois

2,480 2,470 2,600 2,240 1,980
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Illinois, physician assistant is a shrinking field. In Illinois, 500 less physician assistant professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of physician assistant has shrunk by 20% in Illinois. This decline is slower 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 Illinois

$67,330 $68,680 $75,630 $71,200 $82,090
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
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 Illinois. Physician assistant professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $67,330 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $82,090 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physician assistant professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$27,930
25th percentile
$56,950
50th percentile
$79,010
75th percentile
$93,330
90th percentile
$115,780

This represents a growth in salaries of 18%. 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 315% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Illinois state.

Average Salaries for Physician assistant professionals and related professions in Illinois

Dental Hygienist
$61,110
Health Science
$64,610
Physician Assistant
$82,090

Physician assistant professionals in Illinois earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
1
bachelor
1
master
4
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total6

The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited physician assistant schools in Illinois is increasing. In 2006 there were 207 physician assistant graduates from physician assistant courses in Illinois and in 2010 there were 213 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of physician assistant school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois by 3%. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned an master's degree in physician assistant.

Physician Assistant Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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