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Physician Assistant Schools In Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, there are 3 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 Massachusetts, which includes physician assistant training at the physician assistant masters degree level.


  1. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

    179 Longwood Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5896

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

    360 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5005

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Springfield College

    263 Alden St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109-3797

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Physician Assistant Employment

Massachusetts 2,720
National 81,420

Of all of the physician assistant professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in Massachusetts state.

Employment Growth for Physician assistant professionals In Massachusetts

2,060 2,460 2,520 2,790 2,720
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Massachusetts, physician assistant is a growing field. There were 660 more physician assistant professionals working in Massachusetts in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of physician assistant has grown by 32% in Massachusetts. This growth is faster 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 Massachusetts

$77,800 $81,720 $85,540 $88,310 $87,760
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physician Assistant
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Massachusetts, as the number of physician assistant professionals is growing, the salaries earned by physician assistant professionals are increasing. The mean salary for physician assistant professionals in 2006 was $77,800 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $87,760 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physician assistant professionals in Massachusetts

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90th percentile

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 143% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Massachusetts state.

Average Salaries for Physician assistant professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Physician Assistant

In Massachusetts, 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 Massachusetts


As the number of physician assistant professionals is increasing in Massachusetts state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited physician assistant schools in Massachusetts state is also increasing. In Massachusetts, there were 118 graduates in 2006. And there were 156 graduates from physician assistant courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of physician assistant school degree or certificate graduates in Massachusetts by 32%. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned a master's degree in physician assistant.

Physician Assistant Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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