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Pre-Physician Assistant

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Pre physician assistant at Butler Community College

Butler's pre-physician assistant degree prepares you to enter a physician assistant degree program. Pre-Physician Assistant (PA) is a track for students who plan to attend a PA school after their undergraduate studies. Pre-PA students at Butler take courses that prepare them for PA school. As an added benefit, our pre-physician assistant program saves you money and time. Our pre-pa degree path is for anyone pursing a PA degree.

Physician assistants are also known as PAs. They practice medicine on teams with physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare workers. As a Physician Assistant, you will work daily with patients. You will examine, diagnose and treat patients.

Ready to practice medicine as a Physician Assistant?

Are you wondering how to become a PA? Or how to set yourself up for success at a physician assistant school? You have found the right place. Butler's pre-physician assistant degree program prepares you for PA school. Our pre-PA program has proven training and coursework for your success.

Our industry connections can help find volunteer opportunities. That's important so you can gain practical experience in medicine. You'll also have ample opportunities to get involved with student organizations at Butler. These extra-curricular activities will prove invaluable for your application to PA school.

Our faculty has a proven track record of producing confident students who go on to great PA schools. You'll be ready to take the next step towards a PA degree.

Butler's Pre-Physician Assistant Program: Preparing You for Your Future as a PA

If you're interested in becoming a PA, you know the value of helping others. Our faculty share that same drive: your ongoing success is our priority. You will learn how to prescribe medicines, fix broken bones, give stitches, and so much more.

As a trusted medical professional, your skills will be in demand in a variety of settings. From rural clinics to the biggest cities, PAs are vital primary care providers. They can function in many settings including:

  • clinics
  • hospitals
  • emergency departments
  • armed services
  • federal and state agencies

PAs can also make house calls. Or work within hospitals & long term care facilities in tandem with physicians. There are many opportunities for a qualified PA. That's because PAs are in demand. According to U.S. News & World Report (2013), physician assistant is one of the Top 15 Best Jobs in America. Joining this growing field is a rewarding path.

Classes You Take in Pre-Physician Assistant

Save time and money when creating your schedule on your journey to become a PA. View your Pre-Physician Assistant course sequence and determine how long your Pre-Physician Assistant degree will take to finish.

Estimated tuition for Pre-Physician Assistant = $10,020**

**This includes two years of tuition based on being a Kansas Resident and taking 60 credit hours, estimated fees, and estimated books. Housing and meal plans not included. Fees may vary depending on specific degree path.

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CAREERS IN THIS FIELD

The graph below illustrates local salaries based on a career path related to this degree. Each career path varies as does the necessary training required.* For further information, connect with your program’s lead instructor.

Physician Assistants


$49.43 hourly wage
97 annual job openings


1119 Physician Assistants are currently employed in Kansas.


*Salaries will vary based on degree level obtained and years of experience. The accuracy of EMSI data is deemed reliable but not guaranteed by Butler Community College and is subject to change.