Augusta has a general population of 195,182 and an overall student population of 16,781. Approximately 2,515 of Augusta's students are enrolled in schools that offer physician assistant programs.
Medical College of Georgia is the largest physician assistant school in Augusta, based on student population. In 2010, Medical College of Georgia graduated approximately 41 students with credentials in physician assisting.
A total of 41 students graduated with credentials in physician assisting from physician assistant schools in Augusta in 2010.
And if you live on campus at one of the Augusta-based physician assistant schools, you will have an added expense of $2,088 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many physician assisting graduates choose to work as physician assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Augusta, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 2,800 physician assistants in Georgia. Of these physician assistants, 250 were working in the greater Augusta area. The government projects that the number of physician assistants in Augusta will 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 Augusta is $78,000 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for physician assistants.
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