With an overall population of 198,682 and a student population of 11,849, approximately 1,783 of Des Moines students attend one of Des Moines's schools that offer physician assistant programs.
The largest physician assistant school in Des Moines, by student population, is Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center. In 2010, approximately 45 students graduated from the Physician Assisting program at Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center.
In 2010, 45 students graduated with a physician assisting degree from one of Des Moines's physician assistant schools.
If you decide to work as a physician assistant in Des Moines, your job prospects are good. There were 710 physician assistants working in Iowa and 150 working in the greater Des Moines area in 2010. Des Moines's physician assistant workforce is projected to increase by 35% 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 Des Moines is $84,060 per year, which is higher than the average for physician assistants state-wide.
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