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Fast Facts for Physician Assistants in Iowa

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Iowa City, Des Moines and Waterloo
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Davenport, Cedar Rapids and Sioux City
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Des Moines, Davenport and Iowa City

Salaries for Physician Assistants in Iowa

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Iowa City, Waterloo and Sioux City

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  • Medical Assisting
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
Programs
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting Science
  • Has students attend one four-week class at a time and take their final exam before moving on to their next class.
  • Offers 24/7 online tech support, with a typical response time of 4 hours or less.
  • Has online help centers that offer assistance with writing, statistics, medical assisting, and more.
  • Provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.
  • Researches trends for growing fields to tailor a more effective curriculum.

More Iowa Physician Assistant Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Des Moines
Doctorate & First Professional
1,615
Iowa City
Doctorate & First Professional
29,117

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Physician Assistants

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Iowa. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Physician Assistants

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Physician Assistants relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Iowa City 200 $98,720
Cedar Rapids 120 $138,850
Des Moines 340 $95,810
West Des Moines 340 $95,810
Waterloo 40 $93,700
Cedar Falls 40 $93,700

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