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Physician Assistant Schools In Georgia

Georgia has 4 accredited physician assistant schools where physician assistant faculty who teach physician assistant classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the physician assistant academic community in Georgia, and the future trends in physician assistant training at the physician assistant masters degree level.


  1. South University-Savannah

    709 Mall Blvd, Savannah, Georgia 31406

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Emory University

    408 Administration Building, 201 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30322

    20 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Medical College of Georgia

    1120 Fifteenth St, Augusta, Georgia 30912

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Mercer University

    1400 Coleman Avenue, Macon, Georgia 31207

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Georgia Vs. National Physician Assistant Employment

Georgia 2,430
National 81,420

Approximately 3% of the country's physician assistant professionals work in Georgia state.

Employment Growth for Physician assistant professionals In Georgia

2,160 2,700 2,400 2,610 2,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Georgia, the field of physician assistant is growing. In Georgia, 270 more physician assistant professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of physician assistant has grown by 13% in Georgia. 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 Georgia

$69,650 $78,170 $85,000 $84,590 $83,170
$42,452 $44,373 $45,309 $46,939 $48,171
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physician Assistant
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by physician assistant professionals is increasing in Georgia. Physician assistant professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $69,650 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $83,170 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physician assistant professionals in Georgia

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, there was a 16% growth in physician assistant professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 79% pay differential between the highest paid physician assistant professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of physician assistant in Georgia.

Average Salaries for Physician assistant professionals and related professions in Georgia

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Physician Assistant

In Georgia, 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 Georgia


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited physician assistant schools in Georgia is increasing. In 2006, 148 students graduated from physician assistant courses in Georgia. And in 2010, 175 students graduated.

Thus there was a 18% percent increase in the number of physician assistant school degree or certificate graduates in Georgia. 100% of these graduates received a master's degree in physician assistant.

Physician Assistant Faculty Salaries in Georgia

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