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Physician Assistant Schools In Virginia

There are 4 accredited physician assistant schools in Virginia for faculty who teach physician assistant classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of physician assistant and physician assistant training in Virginia, which includes physician assistant training at the following levels:


  1. Jefferson College of Health Sciences

    101 Elm Avenue SE, Roanoke, Virginia 24013

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Eastern Virginia Medical School

    700w. Olney, Norfolk, Virginia 23507

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. James Madison University

    800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Shenandoah University

    1460 University Dr, Winchester, Virginia 22601-5195

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Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Physician Assistant Employment

Virginia 1,800
National 81,420

Of all of the physician assistant professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Physician assistant professionals In Virginia

1,240 1,240 1,400 1,420 1,800
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of physician assistant professionals is growing in Virginia. In Virginia, 560 more physician assistant professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of physician assistant has grown by 45% in Virginia. 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 Virginia

$58,390 $63,350 $63,940 $74,000 $74,820
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physician Assistant
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by physician assistant professionals is increasing in Virginia. The mean salary for physician assistant professionals in 2006 was $58,390 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $74,820 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physician assistant professionals in Virginia

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 22%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Virginia state, within the field of physician assistant, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid physician assistant professionals earn 179% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Physician assistant professionals and related professions in Virginia

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Physician Assistant

In Virginia, physician assistant professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited physician assistant schools in Virginia is decreasing. In 2006, 85 students graduated from physician assistant courses in Virginia. And in 2010, 80 students graduated.

Thus there was a 6% percent decrease in the number of physician assistant school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia. Most of these graduates, or 80%, earned a master's degree in physician assistant.

Physician Assistant Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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