Visalia has a general population of 91,565 and an overall student population of 15,223. Approximately 1,252 of Visalia's students are enrolled in schools that offer physician assistant programs.
Of the 1 physician assistant schools in Visalia, the largest physician assisting school, by student population, is San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia. In 2010, approximately 20 students graduated from the Physician Assisting program at San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with a physician assisting degree in Visalia. If you decide to attend a physician assistant school in Visalia, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $12,550.
Many physician assisting graduates choose to work as physician assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Visalia, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 8,100 physician assistants in California, 60 were working in the greater Visalia area. The number of physician assistants in Visalia is expected to increase by 42% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physician assistants.
As a physician assistant in Visalia, you can expect to make an average salary of $105,380 per year. This is higher than the average salary for physician assistants in the state.