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Physician assistants are medical professionals who must work under the supervision of a licensed physician, but they also perform many of the same functions as a physician. They are licensed and trained to diagnose and treat patients, prescribe some medications, treat minor injuries, and assist in surgical procedures. Physician assistants are especially popular at large, metropolitan hospitals that offer many different services and treat large numbers of patients.

Many prospective physicians are instead drawn to physician assistant programs because assistantships require significantly less education and training. While doctors attend eight years of school and complete residencies, physician assistants usually have only a bachelor's degree and a master's degree, amounting to about six years of school, and do not have to complete a residency. Physician assistants also usually face fewer legal difficulties throughout the course of their career and work more reasonable hours. Certification is required, but the demands of the exams are much less significant than the demands of physician exams.

Now is an excellent time to go into the physician assistant profession. Medical facilities see the economic benefit of employing more physician assistants and fewer fully licensed physicians. Much higher than average employment growth is expected for this profession, and wages generally range from $68,210 to $97,070. The training for physician assistants can also prepare graduates for other high-paying careers in medicine.

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Accredited Colleges Offering Physician Assistant Degrees
College Annual Tuition Recommend Rate
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
Campuses: Kirksville
Annual Tuition $28,806 Recommend Rate Add Review
Aiken Technical College
Campuses: Graniteville
Annual Tuition $9,630 Recommend Rate Add Review
Albany Medical College
Campuses: Albany
Annual Tuition $22,018 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alderson Broaddus University
Campuses: Philippi
Annual Tuition $22,740 Recommend Rate Add Review
Andrew College
Campuses: Cuthbert
Annual Tuition $13,560 Recommend Rate Add Review
Anne Arundel Community College
Campuses: Arnold
Annual Tuition $11,400 Recommend Rate Add Review
Arcadia University
Campuses: Glenside
Annual Tuition $36,810 Recommend Rate Add Review
Augsburg College
Campuses: Minneapolis
Annual Tuition $33,209 Recommend Rate Add Review
Augusta University
Campuses: Augusta
Annual Tuition $9,723 Recommend Rate Add Review
Baldwin Wallace University
Campuses: Berea
Annual Tuition $27,840 Recommend Rate Add Review
Barry University
Campuses: Miami Shores
Annual Tuition $28,160 Recommend Rate Add Review
Baylor College of Medicine
Campuses: Houston
Annual Tuition $22,075 Recommend Rate Add Review
Baylor University
Campuses: Waco
Annual Tuition $35,972 Recommend Rate Add Review
Bethel University - MN
Campuses: Saint Paul
Annual Tuition $31,760 Recommend Rate Add Review
Bethel University - TN
Campuses: McKenzie
Annual Tuition $15,714 Recommend Rate Add Review
Brenau University
Campuses: Gainesville, Martinez, Fairburn, Norcross
Annual Tuition $23,350 Recommend Rate Add Review
Butler University
Campuses: Indianapolis
Annual Tuition $34,368 Recommend Rate Add Review
Carroll University
Campuses: Waukesha
Annual Tuition $27,724 Recommend Rate Add Review
Central Michigan University
Campuses: Mount Pleasant
Annual Tuition $23,670 Recommend Rate Add Review
Chatham University
Campuses: Pittsburgh
Annual Tuition $32,454 Recommend Rate Add Review
Christian Brothers University
Campuses: Memphis
Annual Tuition $28,210 Recommend Rate Add Review
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College
Campuses: Chicago
Annual Tuition $7,498 Recommend Rate Add Review
Cleveland State University
Campuses: Cleveland
Annual Tuition $12,678 Recommend Rate Add Review
College of San Mateo
Campuses: San Mateo
Annual Tuition $6,150 Recommend Rate Add Review
College of Southern Idaho
Campuses: Twin Falls
Annual Tuition $6,720 Recommend Rate Add Review
Columbia Basin College
Campuses: Pasco
Annual Tuition $6,505 Recommend Rate Add Review
The Community College of Baltimore County
Campuses: Baltimore
Annual Tuition $9,357 Recommend Rate Add Review
CUNY City College
Campuses: New York
Annual Tuition $12,599 Recommend Rate Add Review
CUNY York College
Campuses: Jamaica
Annual Tuition $12,606 Recommend Rate Add Review
Cuyahoga Community College District
Campuses: Cleveland, Brunswick, Warrensville Heights, Westlake, ...
Annual Tuition $7,368 Recommend Rate Add Review

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