Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has three child development schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northwest Nannies Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a child development program, has a total student population of 49. It is the 1597th highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Child Development students from Portland schools who go on to become child development specialists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 277,670 people working as child, family, and school social workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,540. Also, Preschool teachers make on average $27,450 per year and there are about 389,660 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 3,370 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $25,510. Child, family, and school social workers in this area earn $38,750/yr and there are 1,650 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 1.657 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by child, family, and school social workers, and 3.395/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 3 child development schools with a 100-mile radius of Portland, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwest Nannies Institute comes out as the most expensive ($10,521/yr) for child development students, with Mt Hood Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,174/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|