How to become a Physician Assistant in Texas
In order to become a Physician Assistant (PA) in Texas (TX) you must have graduated from an accredited school. Once you have graduated the state of Texas also requires Physician Assistants to become licensed before you an work there.
Listed below are the top accredited PA schools in, or near to, Texas.
Accredited PA Schools Texas
|Baylor College of Medicine||Houston, TX||Accredited|
|Interservice - Military Only||Houston, TX||Accredited|
|Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center||Lubbock, TX||Accredited|
|UT Southwestern School of Health Professions||Dallas, TX||Accredited|
|UNT Health Science Center||Fort Worth, TX||Accredited|
|University of Texas HS Center||San Antonio, TX||Accredited|
|University of Texas Rio Grande Valley||Edinburgh, TX||Accredited|
|University of Incarnate Word||San Antonio, TX||In Process|
|University of Mary Hardin Baylor||Belton, TX||In Process|
|University of Texas Medical Branch||Galveston, TX||Probationary|
|Hardin Simmons University||Abilene, TX||Provisional|
There are 7 fully accredited schools in Texas offering physician assistant programs with 4 other schools in the process of becoming fully accredited.
Schools wishing to offer physician Assistant programs need to seek accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).
For your convenience you can apply to multiple physician assistant programs in Texas via one single application process. This process is run by the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA).
Please note, not all accredited schools in Texas participate in this process and you will therefore need to apply to those schools separately.
Physician Assistant Salary in Texas
In 2015 there where 5,990 persons employed as Physician Assistants in Texas with an average salary of $99,580. This represents an hourly wage of $47.87 and is slightly above the national average of $99,270.
Physician Assistants in Nevada earn the most of all States in the USA with an average salary of $124,180, which is 25% above the national average.
A career as a Physician Assistant offers great income potential and excellent job prospects with growth of 23.6% projected between 2014 and 2024. This is well above average within the healthcare industry and vastly exceeds projected job growth across all other industries.
Texas Physician Assistant License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Texas law that you obtain a license to work as a Physician Assistant there. The governs the licensing of Physician Assistants in Texas. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Address: c/o Texas Medical Board, PO Box 2018, Austin, TX 78768-2018
Phone: (512) 305-7030
Related Healthcare Careers
The table below compares key data for Physician Assistants with other entry level healthcare and healthcare assisting roles in Texas;
Texas ) is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population.
Area: 268,581 sq mi