Physician Assistant Schools In West Virginia

There are 2 accredited physician assistant schools in West Virginia for faculty who teach physician assistant classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the physician assistant academic community in West Virginia, and the future trends in physician assistant training at the physician assistant masters degree level.


  1. Alderson Broaddus College

    101 College Hill Drive, Philippi, West Virginia 26416-2035

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Mountain State University

    410 Neville Street, Beckley, West Virginia 25801-9003

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Physician Assistant Employment

West Virginia 800
National 81,420

Of all of the physician assistant professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in West Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Physician assistant professionals In West Virginia

610 570 650 680 800
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In West Virginia, physician assistant is a growing field. There were 190 more physician assistant professionals working in West Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in West Virginia, this field has grown by 31% in four years. 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 West Virginia

$72,420 $74,950 $75,320 $77,560 $89,810
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physician Assistant
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to physician assistant professionals are growing in West Virginia. The mean salary for physician assistant professionals in 2006 was $72,420 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $89,810 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physician assistant professionals in West Virginia

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Thus, there was a 19% growth in physician assistant professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of West Virginia, 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 138%

Average Salaries for Physician assistant professionals and related professions in West Virginia

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Physician Assistant

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

Educational Trends

Physician Assistant programs available for each degree type for all schools in West Virginia


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited physician assistant schools in West Virginia is increasing. In 2006 there were 87 physician assistant graduates from physician assistant courses in West Virginia and in 2010 there were 97 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of physician assistant school degree or certificate graduates in West Virginia by 11%. 100% of these graduates received a master's degree in physician assistant.

Physician Assistant Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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