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Fast Facts for Physician Assistants in Washington

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Wenatchee, Mount Vernon and Spokane
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Seattle, Kennewick and Bellingham
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Seattle, Spokane and Tacoma

Salaries for Physician Assistants in Washington

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Tacoma, Bremerton and Seattle

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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
  • Diploma - Medical Assistant
  • Has 100 campuses— many of which are on or near public transportation routes.
  • Provides trained student finance planners to assist students seeking financial aid.
  • Offers classes built around small teams, so students get personal, one-on-one skills training.
  • Incorporates hands-on training into all programs to provide students with important experience.
  • Provides day, evening, and weekend classes. (Classes offered may vary by location.)
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Tacoma
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Programs
  • Certificate - Medical Assistant
  • Offers a program that translates work and military experience into college credit, transfers in credit from other college programs, and offers the flexibility of day, evening and online coursework.
  • Provides in-person tutoring, IT support, access to library resources, and job placement assistant for graduates.
  • Features a new blended-learning curriculum, which involves a mix of campus and online courses.
  • Has 11 campuses across Southern California, Washington, and Alaska, and online courses with campus support. 
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East Wenatchee
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More Washington 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
Seattle
Doctorate
40,218

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Physician Assistants

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Washington. 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
Bremerton 60 $115,150
Silverdale 60 $115,150
Bellingham 50 $112,700
Kennewick 60 $110,380
Richland 60 $110,380
Mount Vernon 40 $98,530
Anacortes 40 $98,530
Olympia 60 $144,710
Tumwater 60 $144,710
Seattle 1490 $114,540
Tacoma 1490 $114,540
Bellevue 1490 $114,540
Spokane 120 $113,990
Spokane Valley 120 $113,990
Yakima 100 $103,540

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