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Physician Assistant Schools In South Carolina

South Carolina has is only one accredited physician assistant school where physician assistant faculty who teach physician assistant classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of physician assistant and physician assistant training in South Carolina, which includes physician assistant training at the physician assistant masters degree level.


  1. Medical University of South Carolina

    179 Ashley Ave, Charleston, South Carolina 29425

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Carolina Vs. National Physician Assistant Employment

South Carolina 720
National 81,420

Of all of the physician assistant professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of South Carolina.

Employment Growth for Physician assistant professionals In South Carolina

460 510 590 650 720
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Carolina, the field of physician assistant is growing. There were 260 more physician assistant professionals working in South Carolina in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 57% growth in the field. 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 South Carolina

$75,980 $73,450 $73,460 $69,080 $77,250
$39,422 $41,728 $43,045 $43,558 $44,811
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physician Assistant
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In South Carolina, 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 $75,980 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $77,250 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physician assistant professionals in South Carolina

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This represents a growth in salaries of 2%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In South Carolina state, within the field of physician assistant, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid physician assistant professionals earn 132% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

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

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Physician Assistant

In South 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 South Carolina


As the number of physician assistant professionals is increasing in South Carolina state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited physician assistant school in South Carolina state is also increasing. In South Carolina, there were 45 graduates in 2006. And there were 67 graduates from physician assistant courses in 2010.

This represents a 49% increase in the number of physician assistant degree or certificate school graduates in South Carolina state. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with a master's degree in physician assistant.

Physician Assistant Faculty Salaries in South Carolina

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