With an overall population of 27,693 and a student population of 18,293, approximately 18,293 of Los Altos students attend one of Los Altos's schools that offer physician assistant programs.
Foothill College is the largest physician assistant school in Los Altos, based on student population. In 2010, Foothill College graduated approximately 43 students with credentials in physician assisting.
In 2010, 43 students graduated with a physician assisting certificate in Los Altos. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $894 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,728 for physician assisting related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Los Altos after graduating from physician assistant school, you should know that job prospects for physician assistants in Los Altos, which is the most popular physician assisting profession, are good. There were 8,100 physician assistants working in California and 270 working in the greater Los Altos area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of physician assistants is expected to increase by 42% in Los Altos. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physician assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physician assistant in Los Altos is $96,130 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for physician assistants.