Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has two christian counseling schools within its city limits. Multnomah University, the highest ranked school in the city with a christian counseling program, has a total student population of 851. It is the 504th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Christian Counseling students from Portland schools who go on to become christian counselors, christian faith workers, chistian counselors, spiritual workers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 6,140 people working as religious workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $33,160. Also, Social workers make on average $50,470 per year and there are about 73,250 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 1,040 employed social workers earning an average salary of $47,230. Religious workers in this area earn $34,550/yr and there are 110 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 0.114 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by religious workers, and 1.047/1000 are held by social workers.
Of the 2 christian counseling schools in Portland, none 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 christian counseling students, with Multnomah University as the lowest, reported at only $19,654/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|