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Physician Assistant Schools In Florida

In Florida, there are 5 accredited schools where physician assistant classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of physician assistant and physician assistant training in Florida, which includes physician assistant training at the following levels:


  1. Barry University

    11300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33161-6695

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Florida

    355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, Florida 32611-3115

    58 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Miami Dade College

    300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, Florida 33132-2297

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Nova Southeastern University

    3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. South University-Tampa

    4401 N Himes Ave, Tampa, Florida 33614-7095

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Florida Vs. National Physician Assistant Employment

Florida 3,460
National 81,420

Of all of the physician assistant professionals in the country, nearly 4% are in the state of Florida.

Employment Growth for Physician assistant professionals In Florida

3,950 4,100 4,010 3,860 3,460
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of physician assistant professionals is shrinking in Florida. In Florida, 490 less physician assistant professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Florida, this field has shrunk by 12% in four years. 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 Florida

$78,330 $81,600 $82,160 $87,590 $87,940
$43,191 $44,171 $45,158 $47,627 $48,473
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physician Assistant
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Florida, as the number of physician assistant professionals is declining, the salaries earned by physician assistant professionals are increasing. Physician assistant professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $78,330 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $87,940 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physician assistant professionals in Florida

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Thus, physician assistant professionals' salaries grew by 11% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of physician assistant, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid physician assistant professionals earning 103% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Florida state.

Average Salaries for Physician assistant professionals and related professions in Florida

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Physician Assistant

In Florida, 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 Florida


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited physician assistant schools in Florida is increasing. In Florida, there were 307 graduates in 2006. And there were 341 graduates from physician assistant courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 11% percent increase in the number of physician assistant school degree or certificate graduates in Florida. 80% of these graduates received an master's degree in physician assistant.

Physician Assistant Faculty Salaries in Florida

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