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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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More Iowa Physician Assistant Schools

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Iowa City
Doctorate
32,011
Des Moines
Doctorate
1,585

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.

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Iowa City210 $105,730
Cedar Rapids100 $146,870
Des Moines-West Des Moines280 $104,360
Waterloo-Cedar Falls50 $116,380

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