Riverside has a general population of 255,166 and an overall student population of 63,981. Approximately 36,586 of Riverside's students are enrolled in schools that offer physician assistant programs.
Of the 1 physician assistant schools in Riverside, the largest physician assisting school, by student population, is Riverside Community College. In 2010, Riverside Community College graduated approximately 25 students with credentials in physician assisting.
In 2010, 25 students graduated with a physician assisting certificate in Riverside. If you decide to attend a physician assistant school in Riverside, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $814.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,638 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physician assistant program in Riverside.
After graduating with your credentials in physician assisting, if you decide to work as a physician assistant in Riverside, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 8,100 physician assistants in California, 840 were working in the greater Riverside area. The number of physician assistants in Riverside is expected 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 Riverside is $84,690 per year, which is lower than the average for physician assistants state-wide.