With an overall population of 147,306 and a student population of 40,837, approximately 3,524 of Syracuse students attend one of Syracuse's schools that offer physician assistant programs.
Le Moyne College is the largest physician assistant school in Syracuse, based on student population. In 2010, Le Moyne College graduated approximately 34 students from its physician assisting program.
A total of 34 students graduated with credentials in physician assisting from physician assistant schools in Syracuse in 2010. In 2009 tuition at physician assistant schools in Syracuse was $25,780 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,230 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physician assistant program in Syracuse. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,990 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a physician assistant in Syracuse, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 21 physician assistants in New York were working in the greater Syracuse area. The number of physician assistants in Syracuse is expected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physician assistants.
As a physician assistant in Syracuse, you can expect to make an average salary of $85,070 per year. This is lower than the average salary for physician assistants in the state.