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Physician Assistant Schools In North Carolina

There are 4 accredited physician assistant schools in North Carolina for faculty who teach physician assistant classes to choose from. The trends in North Carolina'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. Duke University

    103 Allen Bldg, Durham, North Carolina 27708

    10 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. East Carolina University

    East 5th Street, Greenville, North Carolina 27858-4353

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Methodist University

    5400 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311-1420

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Wake Forest University

    1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27106

    25 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

North Carolina Vs. National Physician Assistant Employment

North Carolina 3,660
National 81,420

Of all of the physician assistant professionals in the country, nearly 5% are in the state of North Carolina.

Employment Growth for Physician assistant professionals In North Carolina

3,030 3,010 3,060 3,540 3,660
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Physician Assistant is a growing field in North Carolina. In 2010 there were 630 more physician assistant professionals working in North Carolina than there were in 2006. Thus, in North Carolina, this field has grown by 21% in four years. 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 North Carolina

$74,970 $78,760 $81,810 $81,850 $84,040
$42,193 $43,618 $45,387 $46,982 $48,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physician Assistant
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by physician assistant professionals is increasing in North Carolina. In 2006 physician assistant professionals made a mean salary of $74,970 per year, and in 2010 they made $84,040 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physician assistant professionals in North Carolina

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This represents a 11% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 65% 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 North Carolina.

Average Salaries for Physician assistant professionals and related professions in North Carolina

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Physician Assistant

In North Carolina, 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 North Carolina


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited physician assistant schools in North Carolina is increasing. In 2006 there were 106 physician assistant graduates from physician assistant courses in North Carolina and in 2010 there were 185 graduates.

This represents a 75% increase in the number of physician assistant degree or certificate school graduates in North Carolina state. 80% of these graduates received an master's degree in physician assistant.

Physician Assistant Faculty Salaries in North Carolina

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