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Physician Assistant Schools in California

There are eight California schools offering physician assistant programs. 374 students graduated from programs at California physician assistant schools in 2010. 251 of all these students graduated with masters degrees and 76 of all these students graduated with certificates.

Overview

On average, 330 students graduate from programs in this state in physician assisting every year. This accounts for 6% of physician assistant students who US schools graduate. More specifically, 76 students graduated with certificates in physician assisting, 24 with a degree at the associate's level, 23 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 251 with a master's level degree.

Eight physician assistant schools are located in California. And out of these, six schools are private, while two schools are public. Private physician assistant school tuition is $11,300.

Average tuition for physician assistant programs is $11,300.

California schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees for physician assistant students.

Physician Assistant Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 330 students graduate from programs in this state in physician assisting every year. This accounts for 6% of physician assistant students who US schools graduate. More specifically, 76 students graduated with certificates in physician assisting, 24 with a degree at the associate's level, 23 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 251 with a master's level degree.

Physician Assistant Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 76
  • Certificate 2007: 26
  • Certificate 2008: 64
  • Certificate 2009: 74
  • Certificate 2010: 76
  • Associate 2006: 33
  • Associate 2007: 7
  • Associate 2008: 12
  • Associate 2009: 27
  • Associate 2010: 24
  • Bachelor 2006: 27
  • Bachelor 2007: 22
  • Bachelor 2008: 36
  • Bachelor 2009: 28
  • Bachelor 2010: 23
  • Master 2006: 192
  • Master 2007: 206
  • Master 2008: 175
  • Master 2009: 199
  • Master 2010: 251

Physician Assistant Program Availability in California

Schools in this state offer a total of 12 physician assistant programs. Of these programs, about 41.7% are programs at the master's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the associates level and the bachelors level.

Physician Assistant Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 3
  • Associate: 3
  • Bachelor: 1
  • Master: 5

Career Trends

Physician Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Physician Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Physician Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 61550
  • 25th Percentile: 78070
  • Median: 91720
  • 75th Percentile: 111390
  • 90th Percentile: 134230

Career Trends

Physician Assistants — Employment Trend

Physician Assistants — Employment Trend

Physician Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 83870
  • Median Salary 2007: 81710
  • Median Salary 2008: 87870
  • Median Salary 2009: 89880
  • Median Salary 2010: 91720
  • Total Employed 2006: 5820
  • Total Employed 2007: 6630
  • Total Employed 2008: 7325
  • Total Employed 2009: 8020
  • Total Employed 2010: 9480

California vs National Physician Assistant Employment

California vs National Physician Assistant Employment

  • Employed in California: 11.643% (9480)

Physician Assistant Schools in California

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1. Samuel Merritt University

3100 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 869-6511

Samuel Merritt University offers one physician assistant program and SMU, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Oakland, CA. This school is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, this specialized school is the second largest institution in the state of California offering physician assisting.

2. Touro University

1310 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA 94592
(707) 638-5276

Touro University is located in Vallejo, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and TU offers one program in physician assisting. This research university is one of 11 institutions with a medical school in California. This university is the fourth oldest institution in the state of California offering physician assistant programs.

3. The Western University of Health Sciences

309 E 2nd St
Pomona, CA 91766-1854
(909) 623-6116

The Western University of Health Sciences is in the center of Pomona and it offers one program in physician assisting. It is one of 11 institutions with a medical school in California. This school is the third biggest institution in the state of California offering physician assisting.

4. The Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science

1731 E 120th St
Los Angeles, CA 90059
(323) 563-4800

The Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science offers two programs in physician assisting. Of those, students are offered one certificate in physician assisting by this school and one bachelor's level physician assisting degree. It is in the suburbs of Los Angeles, California. CDU is a 4-year institution. This school is the third oldest institution in the state of California offering physician assistant programs.

5. The San Joaquin Valley College - Visalia

8400 W Mineral King Ave
Visalia, CA 93291-9283
(559) 651-2500

The San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia, which is just a few miles from Visalia, is in a rural area and it offers one physician assistant program. This small school is a for-profit 2-year institution. It is the third oldest institution in the state of California offering physician assistant programs.

6. Loma Linda University

Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA 92350
(909) 558-1000

Loma Linda University is in the suburbs of Loma Linda, California and LLU offers one physician assistant program. It is a 4-year institution. This school is the second oldest institution in the state of California offering physician assistant programs.

7. Moreno Valley College

16130 Lasselle St
Moreno Valley, CA 92551
(951) 571-6100

Moreno Valley College is a public 2-year institution. It is in Moreno Valley, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers 29 certificates and 23 degrees at the associates level to students. 10,684 students pursued degrees from the 29 programs at this college in 2010. It offers subjects such as language, physician assisting, and emergency management. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

8. Riverside City College

4800 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 222-8000x8979

Riverside City College offers two physician assistant programs. More specifically, it offers students one physician assistant certificate and one degree at the associate's level in physician assisting. It is near the center of the city. Overall, 20,585 students seek degrees in 122 Riverside City College programs. This community college is the oldest institution in the state of California offering physician assistant programs.

9. Foothill College

12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
(650) 949-7777

Foothill College is located in the suburbs of Los Altos Hills, California. It offers two physician assistant programs. Out of those, students are offered one physician assistant certificate by this big school and one associate's level degree in physician assisting. This school is a public 2-year institution. This school is the largest institution in the state of California offering physician assisting in terms of programs.