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Physician Assistant Schools In Minnesota

Minnesota has is only one accredited physician assistant school 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 Minnesota, and the future trends in physician assistant training at the physician assistant masters degree level.


  1. Augsburg College

    2211 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Physician Assistant Employment

Minnesota 1,360
National 81,420

Approximately 2% of the country's physician assistant professionals work in Minnesota state.

Employment Growth for Physician assistant professionals In Minnesota

1,240 1,200 1,300 1,340 1,360
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Physician Assistant is a growing field in Minnesota. 120 more physician assistant professionals were working in Minnesota in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Minnesota, this field has grown by 10% in four years. 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 Minnesota

$77,980 $83,280 $84,600 $87,720 $88,840
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physician Assistant
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to physician assistant professionals are growing in Minnesota. The mean salary for physician assistant professionals in 2006 was $77,980 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $88,840 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physician assistant professionals in Minnesota

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This represents a growth in salaries of 12%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Minnesota state, within the field of physician assistant, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid physician assistant professionals earn 73% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Physician assistant professionals and related professions in Minnesota

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Physician Assistant

In Minnesota, physician assistant professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the only accredited physician assistant school in Minnesota is decreasing. In 2006, 30 students graduated from physician assistant courses in Minnesota. And in 2010, 26 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of physician assistant school degree or certificate graduates in Minnesota by 13%. 100% of these graduates received a master's degree in physician assistant.

Physician Assistant Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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