Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has five health administration schools within its city limits. Concorde Career Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a health administration program, has a total student population of 720. It is the 1149th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Health Administration students from Portland schools who go on to become health administratorss, physicians, nurses, health care administrators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 271,710 people working as medical and health services managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,970. Also, Physicians and surgeons make on average $173,860 per year and there are about 274,160 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 3,310 employed physicians and surgeons earning an average salary of $158,850. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $106,620/yr and there are 1,710 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 1.723 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by medical and health services managers, and 3.333/1000 are held by physicians and surgeons.
Of the 5 health administration schools in Portland, only 1 has 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 health administration students, with Portland State University as the lowest, reported at only $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|