Baltimore has a total population of 651,154 and a student population of 99,295. Of these students, 21,177 are enrolled in schools that offer physician assistant programs.
The largest physician assistant school in Baltimore, by student population, is Towson University. In 2010, Towson University graduated approximately 34 students with credentials in physician assisting.
A reported 34 students graduated with credentials in physician assisting in Baltimore in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Baltimore's physician assistant schools was $20,766 per year for instate students and $31,580 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,080 for physician assisting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,504 per year, on average, for room and board at Baltimore-based physician assistant schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,020.
After graduating with your credentials in physician assisting, if you decide to work as a physician assistant in Baltimore, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 2,290 physician assistants in Maryland, 1,260 were working in the greater Baltimore area. The government projects that the number of physician assistants in Baltimore will increase by 29% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physician assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physician assistant in Baltimore is $97,340 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for physician assistants.
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