Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has five care management schools within its city limits. University of Portland, the highest ranked school in the city with a care management program, has a total student population of 3,706. It is the 1386th highest ranked school in the USA and the 16th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Care Management students from Portland schools who go on to become care managers, physicians, doctors, nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 3,886,690 people working as healthcare support employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $26,710. Also, Healthcare practitioner and technical employees make on average $69,690 per year and there are about 7,200,950 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 49,890 employed healthcare practitioner and technical employees earning an average salary of $80,140. Healthcare support employees in this area earn $30,990/yr and there are 25,070 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 25.233 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by healthcare support employees, and 50.221/1000 are held by healthcare practitioner and technical employees.
Of the 5 care management schools in Portland, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Portland comes out as the most expensive ($26,906/yr) for care management students, with Portland Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,829/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|