Physician Assistant Schools In New Mexico

New Mexico has is only one accredited physician assistant school where physician assistant faculty who teach physician assistant classes can find employment. The trends in New Mexico'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 bachelors degree level.


  1. University of New Mexico-Main Campus

    1700 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

New Mexico Vs. National Physician Assistant Employment

New Mexico 630
National 81,420

Of all of the physician assistant professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of New Mexico.

Employment Growth for Physician assistant professionals In New Mexico

650 640 680 730 630
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In New Mexico, physician assistant is a shrinking field. 20 less physician assistant professionals were working in New Mexico in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in New Mexico, this field has shrunk by 3% in four years. 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 New Mexico

$46,370 $50,320 $63,000 $66,020 $75,270
$40,511 $43,009 $44,801 $46,220 $46,794
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physician Assistant
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to physician assistant professionals are growing in New Mexico. In 2006 physician assistant professionals made a mean salary of $46,370 per year, and in 2010 they made $75,270 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physician assistant professionals in New Mexico

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This represents a growth in salaries of 38%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In New Mexico state, within the field of physician assistant, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid physician assistant professionals earn 117% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Physician assistant professionals and related professions in New Mexico

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Physician Assistant

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

Educational Trends

Physician Assistant programs available for each degree type for all schools in New Mexico


The number of students graduating from the only accredited physician assistant school in New Mexico is increasing. In 2006, 12 students graduated from physician assistant courses in New Mexico. And in 2010, 14 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of physician assistant school degree or certificate graduates in New Mexico by 17%. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in physician assistant.

Physician Assistant Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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