There are 2 physician assistant schools in Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles has a general population of 3,694,820 and an overall student population of 193,223. Approximately 35,080 of Los Angeles's students are enrolled in schools that offer physician assistant programs.
Los Angeles's largest physician assistant school is University of Southern California. In 2010, University of Southern California graduated approximately 43 students with credentials in physician assisting.
In 2010, 66 students graduated with a physician assisting degree from one of Los Angeles's physician assistant schools. If you decide to attend a physician assistant school in Los Angeles, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $25,241.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,569 for physician assisting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,284 per year, on average, for room and board at Los Angeles-based physician assistant schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $30,578.
After graduating with your credentials in physician assisting, if you decide to work as a physician assistant in Los Angeles, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 physician assistants in California were working in the greater Los Angeles area. The government projects that the number of physician assistants in Los Angeles will increase by 42% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physician assistants.
As a physician assistant in Los Angeles, you can expect to make an average salary of $90,190 per year. This is lower than the average salary for physician assistants in the state.
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