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Physician Assistant Schools in Florida

There are four schools in the state of Florida offering physician assistant programs. 341 students graduated with degrees from Florida physician assistant schools in 2010. 301 of all these students graduated with masters degrees and 40 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

306 students graduate from programs in this state in physician assisting, on average, each year. This accounts for 7% of physician assistant students who US schools graduate. More specifically, 40 students graduated with an associate's level physician assisting degree and 301 with a master's level degree.

Four physician assistant schools are located in this state. And out of these, two schools are public, while two schools are private. While tuition at a private physician assistant school varies from $22,150 to $27,200, tuition at a public physician assistant school varies from $2,847 to $5,044.

Average tuition for physician assistant programs is $12,990. The lowest tuition in this southeastern state, which is $2,847 each year, is at Miami Dade College, while the highest tuition for physician assistant programs, which is $27,200 every year, is at Barry University.

Florida physician assistant schools offer associates degrees and masters degrees.

Physician Assistant Program Completions in Florida 2006 - 2010

306 students graduate from programs in this state in physician assisting, on average, each year. This accounts for 7% of physician assistant students who US schools graduate. More specifically, 40 students graduated with an associate's level physician assisting degree and 301 with a master's level degree.

Physician Assistant Program Completions in Florida 2006 - 2010

  • Associate 2006: 31
  • Associate 2007: 35
  • Associate 2008: 32
  • Associate 2009: 32
  • Associate 2010: 40
  • Master 2006: 190
  • Master 2007: 100
  • Master 2008: 240
  • Master 2009: 253
  • Master 2010: 301

Physician Assistant Program Availability in Florida

Schools in this state offer a total of four programs in physician assisting. Of these programs, about 75% are master's level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level.

Physician Assistant Program Availability in Florida

  • Associate: 1
  • Master: 3

Career Trends

Physician Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Physician Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Physician Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 57430
  • 25th Percentile: 74270
  • Median: 87010
  • 75th Percentile: 101270
  • 90th Percentile: 116460

Career Trends

Physician Assistants — Employment Trend

Physician Assistants — Employment Trend

Physician Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 77720
  • Median Salary 2007: 80960
  • Median Salary 2008: 81320
  • Median Salary 2009: 86470
  • Median Salary 2010: 87010
  • Total Employed 2006: 3950
  • Total Employed 2007: 4100
  • Total Employed 2008: 4010
  • Total Employed 2009: 3860
  • Total Employed 2010: 3460

Florida vs National Physician Assistant Employment

Florida vs National Physician Assistant Employment

  • Employed in Florida: 4.250% (3460)

Physician Assistant Schools in Florida

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1. South University - Tampa

4401 N Himes Ave
Tampa, FL 33614-7095
(813) 393-3800

South University-Tampa is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school, which is 3.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Tampa, FL. This very small school is one of several campuses. This school offers subjects including nursing, physician assisting, and healthcare administration. Students are offered two associates level degrees, four degrees at the bachelors level, and two masters level degrees by it. 662 students sought degrees from the six programs at this school in 2010.

2. Barry University

11300 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33161-6695
(800) 756-6000

Barry University offers one program in physician assisting and Barry is in the suburbs of Miami, Florida. This school is the biggest institution in the state of Florida offering physician assisting in terms of programs.

3. Miami Dade College

300 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33132-2297
(305) 237-8888

Miami Dade College is 2.4 miles from the center of the city and Miami Dade offers one physician assistant program. Miami Dade is a public 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the largest institution in the state of Florida offering physician assisting.

4. Nova Southeastern University

3301 College Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796
(954) 262-7300

Nova Southeastern University is in the suburbs of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and this university offers one physician assistant program. 28,741 students seek degrees in 181 Nova Southeastern University programs, overall. This university is the second largest institution in the state of Florida offering physician assisting.

5. The University of Florida

355 Tigert Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-3115
(352) 392-3261

The University of Florida, which is 0.9 miles from the center of the city, is located in Gainesville, FL and this university offers one physician assistant program. Overall, 49,827 students seek degrees in 305 U of F programs. Florida is the fourth largest institution in the state of Florida offering physician assisting in terms of programs.