Waukesha has a total population of 64,825 and a student population of 3,403. Of these students, 3,403 are enrolled in schools that offer physician assistant programs.
Carroll University is the largest physician assistant school in Waukesha, based on student population. In 2010, Carroll University graduated approximately 0 students with credentials in physician assisting.
If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,937 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,120 for physician assisting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,643 per year, on average, for room and board at Waukesha-based physician assistant schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,190.
If you plan on staying in Waukesha after graduating from physician assistant school, you should know that job prospects for physician assistants in Waukesha, which is the most popular physician assisting profession, are good. In 2010, there were 1,670 physician assistants in Wisconsin. Of these physician assistants, 510 were working in the greater Waukesha area. By the year 2018, the number of physician assistants is expected to increase by 27% in Waukesha. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physician assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physician assistant in Waukesha is $85,260 per year, which is higher than the average for physician assistants state-wide.