Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has seven office administration schools within its city limits. Warner Pacific College, the highest ranked school in the city with an office administration program, has a total student population of 1,332. It is the 625th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Office Administration students from Portland schools who go on to become office administrators, business leaders, business administrators, office managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 22,336,450 people working as office and administrative support employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $32,990. Also, Stock clerks and order fillers make on average $23,460 per year and there are about 1,864,410 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 10,020 employed stock clerks and order fillers earning an average salary of $26,610. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $34,810/yr and there are 163,930 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 165.010 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by office and administrative support employees, and 10.085/1000 are held by stock clerks and order fillers.
Of the 7 office administration schools in Portland, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Portland comes out as the most expensive ($26,906/yr) for office administration 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|