With an overall population of 17,708 and a student population of 3,198, approximately 3,198 of Forest Grove students attend one of Forest Grove's schools that offer physician assistant programs.
Of the 1 physician assistant schools in Forest Grove, the largest physician assisting school, by student population, is Pacific University. In 2010, Pacific University graduated approximately 46 students from its physician assisting program.
A total of 46 students graduated with credentials in physician assisting from physician assistant schools in Forest Grove in 2010. In 2009 tuition at physician assistant schools in Forest Grove was $29,966 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $950 for physician assisting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,118 per year, on average, for room and board at Forest Grove-based physician assistant schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in physician assisting, if you decide to work as a physician assistant in Forest Grove, your job prospects are good. There were 640 physician assistants working in Oregon and 440 working in the greater Forest Grove area in 2010. The number of physician assistants in Forest Grove is expected to increase by 26% 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 Forest Grove is $102,020 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for physician assistants.
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