There are schools offering allied health degrees in Oregon!
Schools Offering Allied Health Programs in Oregon
Each year, roughly 4.3% of Oregon students graduate with certificates in allied health. In other words, every year an estimated 3,467 allied health professionals graduate from Oregon's 30 allied health schools.
Linfield College, which was ranked 34th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Oregon that has a allied health program. It is located in Mcminnville. 5 students graduated with a certificate in allied health from Linfield College in 2010. Tuition at Linfield College was $30,604 per year.
The second-ranked school in Oregon that has a allied health program is University of Oregon. University of Oregon, which was ranked 61st in the country in 2010, is located in Eugene. 14 students graduated with certificate in allied health from University of Oregon in 2010. University of Oregon charged in-state students $8,190 in tuition fees per year.
The third-ranked school in Oregon that has a allied health program is Concorde Career College. Concorde Career College, which was ranked 65th in the country in 2010, is located in Portland. In 2010, 735 students graduated from Concorde Career College allied health program. Students at Concorde Career College paid $0 per year in tuition fees.
Allied health schools in Oregon, charge students an average tuition of $6,529 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $31,702 per year, or as little as $2,643 per year. In 2010, the allied health schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Oregon were:
- Pacific University - located in Forest Grove, students are charged $31,702 per year
- Linfield College - located in Mcminnville, students are charged $30,604 per year
- George Fox University - located in Newberg, students are charged $27,970 per year
The following Oregon allied health schools had the lowest tuition rates:
- Central Oregon Community College - located in Bend, students are charged $2,643 per year
- Klamath Community College - located in Klamath Falls, students are charged $2,895 per year
- Clatsop Community College - located in Astoria, students are charged $2,952 per year
An allied health certificate from an Oregon school... what next?
Some of the most popular jobs allied health graduates in Oregon pursue include home health aide, nursing assistant, psychiatric aide, occupational therapy assistant, and physical therapist assistant. Oregon had 40,120 allied health professionals in 2010. 7,340 of these allied health professionals were certifed medical assistants, 8,640 were home health aides, and 13,200 were nursing assistants. In Oregon, the largest numbers of allied health professional work in the following counties:
- Clackamas County - 23,670 allied health professionals
- Marion County - 3,910 allied health professionals
- Lane County - 3,410 allied health professionals
The government projects that the number of allied health professionals in Oregon will grow by 26%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 47,930 allied health professionals working in Oregon. The greatest growth for allied health professional is predicted to be amongst Psychiatric Aides, who are expected to increase by 49% by 2018.
allied health professionals in Oregon earn $34,463 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. Allied health professional in Oregon had varying salaries from $17,710 to $90,310 per year in 2010. On average allied health professional earn the most in the following Oregon counties:
- Lane County - $34,952 per year
- Clackamas County - $34,945 per year
- Clatsop County - $34,540 per year
On average, allied health professionals earn the least in the following Oregon counties:
- Baker County - $29,206 per year
- Linn County - $29,220 per year
- Jackson County - $29,947 per year
The allied health professionals with highest average salaries in Oregon were:
- Occupational Therapy Assistant - $51,200 per year
- Physical Therapist Assistant - $50,200 per year
- Massage Therapist - $46,670 per year
The allied health professionals with lowest average salaries in Oregon were:
- Pharmacy Aide - $24,150 per year
- Home Health Aide - $21,470 per year
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Oregon statistics regarding a career in allied health and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as nurse anesthetist or nurse assisting.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Associate's Degree in Allied Health in Oregon
- Bachelor's Degree in Allied Health in Oregon
- Master's Degree in Allied Health in Oregon
- Certificate in Allied Health in Oregon
Curious what studying Allied Health gets you?
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants||13,200||$26,570||9.8%|
|Home Health Aides||8,640||$21,470||-2.3%|
|Medical Equipment Preparers||1,090||$32,220||53.5%|
|Physical Therapist Aides||680||$25,510||36.0%|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||530||$50,200||8.2%|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||150||$51,200||36.4%|
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