With an overall population of 399,484 and a student population of 28,906, approximately 1,400 of Oakland students attend one of Oakland's schools that offer physician assistant programs.
Samuel Merritt University is the largest physician assistant school in Oakland, based on student population. In 2010, Samuel Merritt University graduated approximately 32 students with credentials in physician assisting.
A reported 32 students graduated with credentials in physician assisting in Oakland in 2010.
If you plan on staying in Oakland after graduating from physician assistant school, you should know that job prospects for physician assistants in Oakland, which is the most popular physician assisting profession, are good. In 2010, of the 8,100 physician assistants in California, 1,460 were working in the greater Oakland area. Oakland's physician assistant workforce is projected to increase by 42% by the year 2018. 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 Oakland is $95,620 per year, which is higher than the average for physician assistants state-wide.