Vancouver, WA (population: 169,603) has three healthcare schools within its city limits. Everest College-Vancouver Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a healthcare program, has a total student population of 207. It is the 2195th highest ranked school in the USA and the 42nd highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Healthcare students from Vancouver schools who go on to become healthcare managers, physicians, doctors, health care administrators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 56,520 people working as healthcare practitioners and technical workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $52,110. Also, Mental health counselors make on average $41,710 per year and there are about 106,920 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 1,160 employed mental health counselors earning an average salary of $49,970. Healthcare practitioners and technical workers in this area earn $55,880/yr and there are 470 employed.
Vancouver lies in Clark county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. 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 0.472 out of every 1000 jobs in Vancouver are held by healthcare practitioners and technical workers, and 1.167/1000 are held by mental health counselors.
Of the 3 healthcare schools in Vancouver, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Vancouver Campus comes out as the most expensive ($20,796/yr) for healthcare students, with Clark College as the lowest, reported at only $5,278/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Vancouver|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||18.9 miles|
|The Dalles||OR||-||1||11.3829||21||70.7 miles|