Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has one laboratory technician school within its city limits. Portland Community College has a total student population of 30,161. It is the 5050th highest ranked school in the USA and the 56th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Laboratory Technician students from Portland schools who go on to become laboratory technicians, clinical laboratory technicians, medical laboratory technicians, laboratory technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 152,420 people working as medical and clinical laboratory technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,860. Also, Environmental science and protection technicians, including health make on average $43,520 per year and there are about 30,870 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 240 employed environmental science and protection technicians, including health earning an average salary of $42,870. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this area earn $38,470/yr and there are 800 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 0.807 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 0.245/1000 are held by environmental science and protection technicians, including health.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Portland Community College ends up costing a student $6,829/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|