Salem, OR (population: 157,890) has one crime scene investigation school within its city limits. Chemeketa Community College has a total student population of 12,217. It is the 5468th highest ranked school in the USA and the 63rd highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Crime Scene Investigation students from Salem schools who go on to become crime scene investigators, investigators, personal investigators, crime scene forensics specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 12,870 people working as forensic science technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $55,070.
Salem lies in Marion county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Salem area has 146,360 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $18.82/hr average worker wage, and a $39,140 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Chemeketa Community College ends up costing a student $5,817/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Salem|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||36.3 miles|