Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has fourteen medical schools within its city limits. Reed College, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical 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.
Medical students from Portland schools who go on to become physicians, doctors, nurses, dentists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 274,160 people working as physicians and surgeons alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $173,860. Also, Anesthesiologists make on average $211,750 per year and there are about 37,450 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are ** employed anesthesiologists earning an average salary of $#. Physicians and surgeons in this area earn $158,850/yr and there are 3,310 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 3.333 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by physicians and surgeons, and **/1000 are held by anesthesiologists.
Of the 14 medical 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 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|