The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
TTY/TDD: (218) 723-6790
Rondell S. Berkeland, Ed.D, M.P.H., O.T.R.
Fast Facts: Physician Assistant (4 + 3 M.S.)
The first half of the Master's program is course work, with the second half consisting of clinical rotations.
According to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Minnesota is ranked third among states with the highest occupational demand for physician assistants, producing occupational vacancies at the rate of 80 new jobs per year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics and the US Department of Labor state that "employment of physician assistants is projected to grow 38 percent [by] 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Increased demand for healthcare services from the growing and aging population and widespread chronic disease, combined with a shortage of physicians, will result in increased demand for healthcare providers, such as physician assistants."
Boost your brain power and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your program with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, French, German, Latin, Ojibwe, Russian and Spanish.