Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has one audio school within its city limits. Portland State University has a total student population of 27,901. It is the 2547th highest ranked school in the USA and the 29th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Audio students from Portland schools who go on to become audio professionals, audio production engineers, audio engineers, audio recording professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 46,070 people working as audio and video equipment technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $42,450. Also, Sound engineering technicians make on average $53,940 per year and there are about 15,560 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 60 employed sound engineering technicians earning an average salary of $44,110. Audio and video equipment technicians in this area earn $31,490/yr and there are 370 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 0.367 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by audio and video equipment technicians, and 0.060/1000 are held by sound engineering technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Portland State University ends up costing a student $11,824/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|