Physician Assistant Schools In Texas

Texas has 8 accredited physician assistant schools where physician assistant faculty who teach physician assistant classes 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 Texas, which encompasses physician assistant training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Physician Assistant
  • Masters degree in Physician Assistant
  • PhD degree in Physician Assistant


Schools

  1. Baylor College of Medicine

    One Baylor Plaza, Houston, Texas 77030-3498

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  2. Baylor University

    500 Speight Ave., Waco, Texas 76798

    75 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. The University of Texas-Pan American

    1201 W University Dr, Edinburg, Texas 78539-2999

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  4. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

    5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75390-9096

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  5. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

    7703 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900

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  6. The University of Texas Medical Branch

    301 University Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77555-0129

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  7. University of North Texas Health Science Center

    3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, Forth Worth, Texas 76107-2699

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  8. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

    3601 4th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79430

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Texas Vs. National Physician Assistant Employment

Texas 4,430
National 81,420

Of all of the physician assistant professionals in the country, nearly 5% are in the state of Texas.

Employment Growth for Physician assistant professionals In Texas

3,810 3,780 3,890 4,050 4,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of physician assistant professionals is growing in Texas. In Texas, 620 more physician assistant professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of physician assistant professionals has grown by 16%. This growth 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 Texas

$81,330 $81,960 $84,360 $88,670 $96,940
$42,701 $44,703 $45,514 $47,910 $49,136
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physician Assistant
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by physician assistant professionals is increasing in Texas. In 2006 physician assistant professionals made a mean salary of $81,330 per year, and in 2010 they made $96,940 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physician assistant professionals in Texas

10th percentile
$57,630
25th percentile
$77,110
50th percentile
$91,640
75th percentile
$112,100
90th percentile
$139,590

Thus, physician assistant professionals' salaries grew by 16% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Texas, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of physician assistant. The pay differential between the highest paid physician assistant professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 142%

Average Salaries for Physician assistant professionals and related professions in Texas

Dental Hygienist
$67,530
Health Science
$67,152
Physician Assistant
$96,940

In Texas, physician assistant professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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

associate
0
bachelor
1
master
7
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total9

The number of students graduating from the 8 accredited physician assistant schools in Texas is increasing. In 2006, 230 students graduated from physician assistant courses in Texas. And in 2010, 257 students graduated.

Thus there was a 12% percent increase in the number of physician assistant school degree or certificate graduates in Texas. A majority of these graduates, or 78%, graduated with a master's degree in physician assistant.

Physician Assistant Faculty Salaries in Texas

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