Physician Assistant Schools In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has 15 accredited physician assistant schools where physician assistant faculty who teach physician assistant classes can find employment. The trends in Pennsylvania'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 following levels:

  • Physician Assistant Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Physician Assistant
  • Masters degree in Physician Assistant


Schools

  1. DeSales University

    2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, Pennsylvania 18034-9568

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  2. Arcadia University

    450 S Easton Rd, Glenside, Pennsylvania 19038-3295

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  3. Chatham University

    Woodland Rd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232

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  4. Drexel University

    3141 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

    88 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Duquesne University

    Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15282

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Gannon University

    109 W Sixth St, Erie, Pennsylvania 16541-0001

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  7. King's College in Wilkes Barre

    133 N River St, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania 18711-0801

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  8. Lock Haven University

    401 North Fairview Street, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania 17745-2390

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  9. Marywood University

    2300 Adams Ave, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18509-1598

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  10. Salus University

    8360 Old York Rd, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania 19027-6262

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  11. Philadelphia University

    School House Lane and Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144-5497

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  12. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

    4170 City Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131

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  13. Saint Francis University

    117 Evergreen Dr, Loretto, Pennsylvania 15940

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  14. Seton Hill University

    1 Seton Hill Dr, Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601

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  15. Pennsylvania College of Technology

    One College Ave, Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701-5799

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Pennsylvania Vs. National Physician Assistant Employment

Pennsylvania 4,770
National 81,420

Approximately 6% of the country's physician assistant professionals work in Pennsylvania state.

Employment Growth for Physician assistant professionals In Pennsylvania

2,640 3,210 0 4,450 4,770
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Pennsylvania, physician assistant is a growing field. In Pennsylvania, 2,130 more physician assistant professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of physician assistant has grown by 81% in Pennsylvania. This growth is faster than the national trend for physician assistant professionals which shows a 29% increase in the number of physician assistant professionals working around the nation.

Physician Assistant VS. All Professions salaries in Pennsylvania

$62,310 $67,370 $68,210 $68,170 $67,850
$44,448 $45,778 $47,594 $49,448 $50,581
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 Pennsylvania. The mean salary for physician assistant professionals in 2006 was $62,310 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $67,850 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physician assistant professionals in Pennsylvania

10th percentile
$33,740
25th percentile
$49,620
50th percentile
$71,560
75th percentile
$85,030
90th percentile
$95,390

Thus, physician assistant professionals' salaries grew by 8% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Pennsylvania state, within the field of physician assistant, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid physician assistant professionals earn 183% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Physician assistant professionals and related professions in Pennsylvania

Dental Hygienist
$58,230
Health Science
$68,376
Physician Assistant
$67,850

In Pennsylvania, physician assistant professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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

associate
0
bachelor
6
master
14
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Certificate
1
Total21

The number of students graduating from the 15 accredited physician assistant schools in Pennsylvania is increasing. In 2006 there were 554 physician assistant graduates from physician assistant courses in Pennsylvania and in 2010 there were 772 graduates.

This represents a 39% increase in the number of physician assistant degree or certificate school graduates in Pennsylvania state. 67% of these graduates received an master's degree in physician assistant.

Physician Assistant Faculty Salaries in Pennsylvania

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