With an overall population of 20,942 and a student population of 4,493, approximately 4,493 of Biddeford students attend one of Biddeford's schools that offer physician assistant programs.
Of the 1 physician assistant schools in Biddeford, the largest physician assisting school, by student population, is University of New England. In 2010, University of New England graduated approximately 45 students with credentials in physician assisting.
A total of 45 students graduated with credentials in physician assisting from physician assistant schools in Biddeford in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $27,920 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,350 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physician assistant program in Biddeford. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,870 per year, on average, for room and board at Biddeford-based physician assistant schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in physician assisting, if you decide to work as a physician assistant in Biddeford, your job prospects are good. There were 740 physician assistants working in Maine and 180 working in the greater Biddeford area in 2010. Biddeford's physician assistant workforce is projected to increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physician assistants.
As a physician assistant in Biddeford, you can expect to make an average salary of $82,900 per year. This is lower than the average salary for physician assistants in the state.