Results of the 2010 AAPA Physician Assistant Census Survey indicate that the mean total income from primary employer for PAs who are not self-employed and who work full time is approximately $91,500. As of May 2010 there are 81,000 certified PAs in the US and 87.7% of those are practicing. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics report projected PA as the third fastest growing occupation from 2006-2016 and predicts the total number of PA jobs will increase by 27% in this period. The PA profession was ranked the fourth fastest growing profession in the country by CNN.com and Forbes.com in 2007 and one of the best careers by US News and World Report in 2007.
The Marquette PA program has an attrition rate of 2.66% over the last five graduated classes (2008-2012) compared to the 2009-2010 national average of 2.0% (withdrawn/dismissed) and 1.6% (decelerated) according to the PAEA.
According to our most recent survey of graduates, the Marquette PA program class of 2011 had a 100% job placement rate.
Applicants can get the most from Marquette's Jesuit experience by beginning their college studies as freshmen majoring in biomedical sciences and declaring pre-PA status.
Each year, the PA program accepts 55 individuals. Students are selected from both internal applicants consisting of Marquette undergraduates and external applicants consisting of graduates and undergraduates from other universities. The exact makeup of each selected class varies from year to year. The target class makeup includes 27 +/- 5 Marquette undergraduate students. The program strives for a qualified yet diverse Physician Assistant class.
Please see the links below for details regarding admission options.Other applicants can be accepted into the physician assistant program through these avenues: