Omaha has a general population of 390,007 and an overall student population of 48,645. Approximately 3,237 of Omaha's students are enrolled in schools that offer physician assistant programs.
University of Nebraska Medical Center is the largest physician assistant school in Omaha, based on student population. In 2010, University of Nebraska Medical Center graduated approximately 39 students from its physician assisting program.
In 2010, 39 students graduated with a physician assisting degree from one of Omaha's physician assistant schools.
After graduating with your credentials in physician assisting, if you decide to work as a physician assistant in Omaha, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 physician assistants in Nebraska were working in the greater Omaha area. The government projects that the number of physician assistants in Omaha will increase by 38% 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 Omaha is $81,310 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for physician assistants.