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Physician Assistant Schools In New Jersey

In New Jersey, there are 2 accredited schools where physician assistant classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the physician assistant academic community in New Jersey, and the future trends in physician assistant training at the physician assistant masters degree level.


  1. Seton Hall University

    400 S Orange Ave, South Orange, New Jersey 07079-2697

    132 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

    65 Bergen Street, Room 1441, Newark, New Jersey 07101-1709

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

New Jersey Vs. National Physician Assistant Employment

New Jersey 1,300
National 81,420

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

Employment Growth for Physician assistant professionals In New Jersey

950 800 980 1,010 1,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Physician Assistant is a growing field in New Jersey. In New Jersey, 350 more physician assistant professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 37% growth in the field. This is faster 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 New Jersey

$75,610 $88,800 $88,540 $92,100 $94,790
$50,031 $52,191 $53,328 $54,026 $55,877
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physician Assistant
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by physician assistant professionals is increasing in New Jersey. Physician assistant professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $75,610 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $94,790 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physician assistant professionals in New Jersey

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Thus, physician assistant professionals' salaries grew by 20% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In New Jersey state, within the field of physician assistant, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid physician assistant professionals earn 70% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Physician assistant professionals and related professions in New Jersey

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Physician Assistant

In New Jersey, 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 New Jersey


As the number of physician assistant professionals is increasing in New Jersey state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited physician assistant schools in New Jersey state is decreasing. In 2006, 85 students graduated from physician assistant courses in New Jersey. And in 2010, 60 students graduated.

Thus there was a 29% percent decrease in the number of physician assistant school degree or certificate graduates in New Jersey. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned a master's degree in physician assistant.

Physician Assistant Faculty Salaries in New Jersey

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