Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has nine medical science schools within its city limits. Reed College, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical science program, has a total student population of 1,481. It is the 100th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Oregon. To learn more about medical science programs in Portland, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of medical science professors at Reed College such as David Dalton, and Pat McDougal.
Medical Science students from Portland schools who go on to become medical scientists, physicians, doctors, nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 101,760 people working as medical scientists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $84,760. Also, Life scientists make on average $72,590 per year and there are about 12,320 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 100 employed life scientists earning an average salary of $68,730. Medical scientists in this area earn $83,430/yr and there are 970 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 0.980 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by medical scientists, and 0.098/1000 are held by life scientists.
Of the 9 medical science schools in Portland, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lewis & Clark College comes out as the most expensive ($28,753/yr) for medical science students, with Portland Community College as the lowest, reported at only $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|