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Fast Facts for Physician Assistants in Pennsylvania

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Altoona, Lebanon and Johnstown
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Lancaster, Erie and Philadelphia
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Allentown

Salaries for Physician Assistants in Pennsylvania

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: York, Harrisburg and Erie

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  • Medical Assisting - Associate in Specialized Business
  • Committed to excellence in education since 1897 with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Offers a wide array of over 35 degree programs including business, medical, technology, and more.
  • Developed a Graduate Placement Strategy (GPS) that helps students prepare for careers with externships, help building a career portfolio, resume writing, and more.
  • Its fully-accredited campuses offer day, evening, and online classes.
  • Gives graduates access to career tools and networking resources for life.
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Sunbury
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Programs
  • Medical Assistant
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • A private post-secondary institution of higher education serving south-central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland since 1967.
  • Offers associate degrees in specialized business and specialized technology, as well as programs leading to professional certifications and diplomas.
  • Gives each student their own career services specialist who helps keep them focused on their goals.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
Programs
  • Medical Assisting

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Vestal
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Programs
  • Medical Assistant
  • Encompasses the Lincoln Tech, Lincoln Culinary Institute, and Lincoln College of New England brands.
  • Lincoln schools made more than $15 million available nationally through scholarships to qualified students in 2015.
  • Designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media; offers exclusive scholarship for servicemen and women and their families.
  • First Lincoln Tech campus opened in 1946; now 30 campuses in 15 states across the United States.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC)
Programs
  • Associate Degree-Medical Assistant
  • Features a public spa where massage students can get real-world experience.
  • Honored by the PennSuburban Chamber of Commerce as Business of the Century in 2013.
  • New terms start every 10 weeks.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
  • Main campus is located in North Wales, Pennsylvania, with satellite campuses in Phoenixville and Warminster.
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North Wales
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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.
Programs
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
  • Has weekend programs, including certified  veterinary technology, nurse assistant, and hemodialysis technician.
  • Showcases visual communication students’ artwork and design through campus magazine.
  • 3 campuses in Southern California.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
Programs
  • Medical Assisting - Associate in Specialized Business
  • Committed to excellence in post-secondary education since 1982, with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Located in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, the main campus spans 63,500 square feet.
  • Offers programs in business, design, criminal justice, and more.
  • Gives several benefits to alumni including national discounts and career services.
  • Part of the Delta Career Education Corporation.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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Reading
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Programs
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Assistant Technician (Associate in Specialized Technology Degree)

Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field.

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Kingston
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Programs
  • Medical Assisting - Associate
  • Medical Assistant

At Brightwood Career Institute, we offer accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience focused on helping you gain skills for your chosen career.

We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood Career Institute focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.

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Harrisburg
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More Pennsylvania 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
Glenside
Doctorate
3,592
Center Valley
Masters
2,898
Philadelphia
Doctorate
20,682
Pittsburgh
Doctorate & First Professional
10,296
Erie
Doctorate
4,134
Lock Haven
Masters
5,241
Scranton
Doctorate
3,316
Philadelphia
Doctorate & First Professional
2,073
Philadelphia
Doctorate
3,349
Loretto
Doctorate
2,125
Greensburg
Masters
1,991

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Physician Assistants

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Pennsylvania. 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
Altoona 90 $88,970
Johnstown 90 $91,260
Chambersburg 40 $93,700
Waynesboro 40 $93,700
East Stroudsburg 70 $104,870
Erie 160 $86,550
Gettysburg 40 $96,980
Bloomsburg N/A $91,480
Berwick N/A $91,480
Harrisburg 390 $89,010
Carlisle 390 $89,010
Lancaster 210 $93,330
Lebanon 50 $90,680
Pittsburgh 1010 $91,370
Reading 90 $98,730
Scranton 160 $92,330
Wilkes 160 $92,330
Barre 160 $92,330
Hazleton 160 $92,330
State College 60 $96,890
York 200 $98,320
Hanover 200 $98,320

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