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Physician Assistant Schools In Colorado

Physician Assistant classes faculty can choose to work at one of 2 accredited physician assistant schools in Colorado. The trends in Colorado'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 masters degree level.


  1. University of Colorado Denver

    Denver, Colorado 80217-3364

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Red Rocks Community College

    13300 W Sixth Ave, Lakewood, Colorado 80228-1255

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Physician Assistant Employment

Colorado 1,570
National 81,420

Of all of the physician assistant professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Colorado.

Employment Growth for Physician assistant professionals In Colorado

1,480 1,330 1,320 1,420 1,570
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of physician assistant professionals is growing in Colorado. In 2010 there were 90 more physician assistant professionals working in Colorado than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of physician assistant has grown by 6% in Colorado. This is slower than the trend for physician assistant professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of physician assistant professionals has grown by 29% between 2006 and 2010.

Physician Assistant VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$71,220 $76,050 $78,710 $81,650 $84,770
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physician Assistant
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Colorado, as the number of physician assistant professionals is growing, the salaries earned by physician assistant professionals are increasing. Physician assistant professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $71,220 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $84,770 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physician assistant professionals in Colorado

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Thus, physician assistant professionals' salaries grew by 16% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Colorado, 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 90%

Average Salaries for Physician assistant professionals and related professions in Colorado

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Physician Assistant

In Colorado, physician assistant professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of physician assistant professionals is increasing in Colorado state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited physician assistant schools in Colorado state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 49 physician assistant graduates from physician assistant courses in Colorado and in 2010 there were 42 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of physician assistant school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado by 14%. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a master's degree in physician assistant.

Physician Assistant Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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