Lubbock has a general population of 199,564 and an overall student population of 36,271. Approximately 3,250 of Lubbock's students are enrolled in schools that offer physician assistant programs.
The largest physician assistant school in Lubbock, by student population, is Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Approximately 47 students graduated in 2010 from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with credentials in physician assisting.
In 2010, 47 students graduated with a physician assisting degree from one of Lubbock's physician assistant schools.
Many physician assisting graduates choose to work as physician assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lubbock, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 69 physician assistants in Texas were working in the greater Lubbock area. The government projects that the number of physician assistants in Lubbock will increase by 41% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physician assistants.