Springfield has a general population of 151,580 and an overall student population of 44,963. Approximately 20,371 of Springfield's students are enrolled in schools that offer physician assistant programs.
Springfield's largest physician assistant school is Missouri State University. In 2010, Missouri State University graduated approximately 23 students from its physician assisting program.
A reported 23 students graduated with credentials in physician assisting in Springfield in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Springfield's physician assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,628 per year in instate tuition and $21,908 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for physician assisting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,922 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you 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 Springfield, your job prospects are good. There were 690 physician assistants working in Missouri and 50 working in the greater Springfield area in 2010. The number of physician assistants in Springfield is expected to increase by 23% 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 Springfield is $75,410 per year, which is lower than the average for physician assistants state-wide.
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