Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has three pharmacy technician schools within its city limits. Apollo College-Portland Inc, the highest ranked school in the city with a pharmacy technician program, has a total student population of 1,990. It is the 1540th highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Pharmacy Technician students from Portland schools who go on to become pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, pharmacologists, pharmacy professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 331,890 people working as pharmacy technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $28,940.
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.
Of the 3 pharmacy technician schools in Portland, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Apollo College-Portland Inc comes out as the most expensive ($21,132/yr) for pharmacy technician students, with Everest College-Portland as the lowest, reported at only $18,272/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|