Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has two allied health schools within its city limits. Linfield College-Portland Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with an allied health program, has a total student population of 351. It is the 3140th highest ranked school in the USA and the 40th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Allied Health students from Portland schools who go on to become allied health professionals, physicians, nurses, forensic nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 271,710 people working as medical and health services managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,970. Also, Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists make on average $72,310 per year and there are about 98,330 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 760 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $68,140. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $106,620/yr and there are 1,710 employed.
Portland lies in Clackamas county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area has 993,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.15/hr average worker wage, and a $46,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.723 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by medical and health services managers, and 0.765/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Linfield College-Portland Campus comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for allied health students, with Everest College-Portland as the lowest, reported at only $18,272/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Portland|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||12.9 miles|
|The Dalles||OR||-||1||11.3829||21||71.8 miles|