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Physician Assistant Schools in Iowa

There are two Iowa schools offering physician assistant programs. In 2010, 120 students graduated with degrees from Iowa physician assistant schools. 95 of all these students graduated with masters degrees and 25 students graduated with certificates.

Overview

On average, 149 students graduate from programs in Iowa in physician assisting per year. This accounts for 2% of students who US schools graduate from physician assistant programs. Out of those, 25 students graduated with certificates in physician assisting and 95 with a master's level degree.

Two physician assistant schools are in this state. Out of these, one school is private, while one school is public. Tuition at a public physician assistant school is $7,417.

Average tuition for programs in physician assisting is $7,417.

Schools in this state offer certificates, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees for students pursing physician assistant.

Physician Assistant Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

On average, 149 students graduate from programs in Iowa in physician assisting per year. This accounts for 2% of students who US schools graduate from physician assistant programs. Out of those, 25 students graduated with certificates in physician assisting and 95 with a master's level degree.

Physician Assistant Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 46
  • Certificate 2009: 19
  • Certificate 2010: 25
  • Bachelor 2006: 0
  • Bachelor 2007: 0
  • Bachelor 2008: 0
  • Bachelor 2009: 0
  • Bachelor 2010: 0
  • Master 2006: 61
  • Master 2007: 61
  • Master 2008: 133
  • Master 2009: 62
  • Master 2010: 95

Physician Assistant Program Availability in Iowa

Iowa schools offer a total of four physician assistant programs. Of these programs, about 50% are master's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level.

Physician Assistant Program Availability in Iowa

  • Certificate: 1
  • Bachelor: 1
  • Master: 2

Career Trends

Physician Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Physician Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Physician Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 61310
  • 25th Percentile: 72700
  • Median: 83320
  • 75th Percentile: 94240
  • 90th Percentile: 107700

Career Trends

Physician Assistants — Employment Trend

Physician Assistants — Employment Trend

Physician Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 73600
  • Median Salary 2007: 75770
  • Median Salary 2008: 77430
  • Median Salary 2009: 81140
  • Median Salary 2010: 83320
  • Total Employed 2006: 550
  • Total Employed 2007: 570
  • Total Employed 2008: 680
  • Total Employed 2009: 720
  • Total Employed 2010: 720

Iowa vs National Physician Assistant Employment

Iowa vs National Physician Assistant Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 0.884% (720)

Physician Assistant Schools in Iowa

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1. Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center

3200 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 271-1400

Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center is near the center of the city and it offers one physician assistant program. This school is a 4-year institution. It ranks second in terms of enrollment in the state of Iowa.

2. The University of Iowa

101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1316
(319) 335-3500

The University of Iowa is in the center of Iowa City. UI offers three programs in physician assisting. Specifically, this large university offers one certificate in physician assisting to students, one bachelor's level degree in physician assisting, and one degree at the master's level in physician assisting. This university is one of 3 institutions with a medical school in Iowa. This university is the oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering physician assistant programs.