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Physician Assistant Schools In South Dakota

In South Dakota, there is only one accredited school 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 South Dakota, and the future trends in physician assistant training at the following levels:


  1. University of South Dakota

    414 E Clark St, Vermillion, South Dakota 57069-2390

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Physician Assistant Employment

South Dakota 380
National 81,420

Approximately 0% of the country's physician assistant professionals work in South Dakota state.

Employment Growth for Physician assistant professionals In South Dakota

390 450 420 420 380
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of physician assistant professionals is shrinking in South Dakota. In South Dakota, 10 less physician assistant professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of physician assistant has shrunk by 3% in South Dakota. This decline is slower than the change in the number of physician assistant professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of physician assistant professionals has grown by 29% from 2006 to 2010.

Physician Assistant VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$75,720 $77,920 $80,430 $81,530 $82,710
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physician Assistant
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In South Dakota, as the number of physician assistant professionals is declining, the salaries earned by physician assistant professionals are increasing. In 2006 physician assistant professionals made a mean salary of $75,720 per year, and in 2010 they made $82,710 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physician assistant professionals in South Dakota

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This represents a growth in salaries of 8%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In South Dakota state, within the field of physician assistant, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid physician assistant professionals earn 52% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

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

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Physician Assistant

Physician assistant professionals in South Dakota earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Physician Assistant programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Dakota


As the number of physician assistant professionals is decreasing in South Dakota state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited physician assistant school in South Dakota state is increasing. In South Dakota, there were 19 graduates in 2006. And there were 20 graduates from physician assistant courses in 2010.

This represents a 5% increase in the number of physician assistant degree or certificate school graduates in South Dakota state. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in physician assistant.

Physician Assistant Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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