Astoria, OR has four medicine schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Portland State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a medicine program, has a total student population of 27,901. It is the 2547th highest ranked school in the USA and the 29th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Medicine students from Astoria schools who go on to become physicians, doctors, nurses, surgeons, 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.
Astoria lies in Clatsop county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area has 70,340 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.8% unemployment rate, $16.96/hr average worker wage, and a $35,280 average annual salary.
Of the 4 medicine schools with a 100-mile radius of Astoria, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Portland State University comes out as the most expensive ($11,824/yr) for medicine students, with Centralia College as the lowest, reported at only $6,416/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Astoria|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||82.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||99.1 miles|