With an overall population of 62,220 and a student population of 29,100, approximately 28,987 of Iowa City students attend one of Iowa City's schools that offer physician assistant programs.
University of Iowa is the largest physician assistant school in Iowa City, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 50 students graduated from the Physician Assisting program at University of Iowa.
A reported 50 students graduated with credentials in physician assisting in Iowa City in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,438 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Iowa City physician assisting schools was an average of $34,812 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,090 for physician assisting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Iowa City-based physician assistant schools, you will have an added expense of $8,004 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,044.
If you plan on staying in Iowa City after graduating from physician assistant school, you should know that job prospects for physician assistants in Iowa City, which is the most popular physician assisting profession, are good. There were 710 physician assistants working in Iowa and 50 working in the greater Iowa City area in 2010. The government projects that the number of physician assistants in Iowa City will 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 Iowa City is $94,750 per year, which is higher than the average for physician assistants state-wide.
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