Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has two public health schools within its city limits. Portland State University, the highest ranked school in the city with a public health 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). To learn more about public health programs in Portland, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of public health professors at Portland State University such as Gary Brodowicz, Nicole Browning, Cara Eckhardt, Molly Franks, Alissa Green, and Theodora Tsonga.
Public Health students from Portland schools who go on to become public health educators, public health officials, social workers, public health workers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 63,320 people working as health educators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $49,060. Also, Health specialties teachers make on average $103,340 per year and there are about 133,070 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 1,720 employed health specialties teachers earning an average salary of $100,690. Health educators in this area earn $51,870/yr and there are 710 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 0.711 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by health educators, and 1.728/1000 are held by health specialties teachers.
Of the 2 public health schools in Portland, 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 public health students, with Portland State University as the lowest, reported at only $11,824/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|