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Physician Assistant Schools In Tennessee

Tennessee has 3 accredited physician assistant schools where physician assistant faculty who teach physician assistant classes can find employment. The trends in Tennessee'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 physician assistant masters degree level.


  1. Bethel University in McKenzie

    325 Cherry Ave, McKenzie, Tennessee 38201

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. South College

    3904 Lonas Road, Knoxville, Tennessee 37909-0000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Trevecca Nazarene University

    333 Murfreesboro Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37210

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Physician Assistant Employment

Tennessee 1,600
National 81,420

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

Employment Growth for Physician assistant professionals In Tennessee

860 1,320 1,330 1,700 1,600
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Tennessee, physician assistant is a growing field. In 2010 there were 740 more physician assistant professionals working in Tennessee than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of physician assistant has grown by 86% in Tennessee. 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 Tennessee

$66,310 $73,590 $76,250 $87,330 $90,320
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physician Assistant
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of physician assistant professionals is growing, the salaries paid to physician assistant professionals are increasing in Tennessee. In 2006 physician assistant professionals made a mean salary of $66,310 per year, and in 2010 they made $90,320 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physician assistant professionals in Tennessee

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This represents a growth in salaries of 27%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of physician assistant, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid physician assistant professionals earning 162% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Tennessee state.

Average Salaries for Physician assistant professionals and related professions in Tennessee

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Physician Assistant

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited physician assistant schools in Tennessee is increasing. In 2006, 56 students graduated from physician assistant courses in Tennessee. And in 2010, 58 students graduated.

This represents a 4% increase in the number of physician assistant degree or certificate school graduates in Tennessee state. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned a master's degree in physician assistant.

Physician Assistant Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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