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Physician Assistant Schools In Alabama

Alabama has 3 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 Alabama, which encompasses physician assistant training at the following levels:


  1. University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Administration Bldg Suite 1070, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0110

    143 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Oakwood University

    7000 Adventist Blvd NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35896

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of South Alabama

    307 N University Blvd, Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Physician Assistant Employment

Alabama 500
National 81,420

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

Employment Growth for Physician assistant professionals In Alabama

540 470 380 470 500
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Physician Assistant is a shrinking field in Alabama. In 2010 there were 40 less physician assistant professionals working in Alabama than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of physician assistant has shrunk by 7% in Alabama. 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 Alabama

$52,620 $68,720 $79,830 $79,750 $76,110
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
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 Alabama. In 2006 physician assistant professionals made a mean salary of $52,620 per year, and in 2010 they made $76,110 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physician assistant professionals in Alabama

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25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 31%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Alabama, 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 98%

Average Salaries for Physician assistant professionals and related professions in Alabama

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Physician Assistant

In Alabama, 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 Alabama


As the number of physician assistant professionals is decreasing in Alabama state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited physician assistant schools in Alabama state is increasing. In Alabama, there were 60 graduates in 2006. And there were 69 graduates from physician assistant courses in 2010.

This represents a 15% increase in the number of physician assistant degree or certificate school graduates in Alabama state. A majority of these graduates, or 67%, graduated with an master's degree in physician assistant.

Physician Assistant Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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