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Physician Assistant Schools In Maryland

There are 4 accredited physician assistant schools in Maryland for faculty who teach physician assistant classes to choose from. The trends in Maryland'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 following levels:


  1. Anne Arundel Community College

    101 College Pky, Arnold, Maryland 21012-1895

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  2. University of Maryland Eastern Shore

    J.T. Williams Hall, Princess Anne, Maryland 21853-1299

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  3. Towson University

    8000 York Rd, Towson, Maryland 21252-0001

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  4. The Community College of Baltimore County

    7201 Rossville Blvd., Baltimore, Maryland 21237

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Professional Trends

Maryland Vs. National Physician Assistant Employment

Maryland 2,360
National 81,420

Of all of the physician assistant professionals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of Maryland.

Employment Growth for Physician assistant professionals In Maryland

1,930 1,440 1,510 2,300 2,360
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of physician assistant professionals is growing in Maryland. There were 430 more physician assistant professionals working in Maryland in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of physician assistant professionals has grown by 22%. This growth is slower than the national trend for physician assistant professionals which shows a 29% increase in the number of physician assistant professionals working around the nation.

Physician Assistant VS. All Professions salaries in Maryland

$85,140 $83,190 $85,880 $90,920 $93,490
$47,750 $50,212 $51,747 $52,671 $54,055
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physician Assistant
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of physician assistant professionals is growing, the salaries paid to physician assistant professionals are increasing in Maryland. In 2006 physician assistant professionals made a mean salary of $85,140 per year, and in 2010 they made $93,490 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physician assistant professionals in Maryland

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Thus, physician assistant professionals' salaries grew by 9% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Maryland, 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 139%

Average Salaries for Physician assistant professionals and related professions in Maryland

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Physician Assistant

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited physician assistant schools in Maryland is increasing. In 2006, 87 students graduated from physician assistant courses in Maryland. And in 2010, 118 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of physician assistant school degree or certificate graduates in Maryland by 36%. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned a undergraduate certificate in physician assistant.

Physician Assistant Faculty Salaries in Maryland

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