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Schools Offering Health Science Programs in Oregon

Each year, approximately 0.0% of Oregon graduates receive degrees in health science. Thus, Oregon's 4 health science schools put out approximately 28 health science professionals each year.

Top Schools

Corban University, which was ranked 39th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Oregon that has a health science program. It is located in Salem. 7 students graduated with a degree in health science from Corban University in 2010. Students at Corban University paid $24,380 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Oregon that has a health science program is Oregon State University. Oregon State University, which was ranked 64th in the country in 2010, is located in Corvallis. In 2010, Oregon State University graduated 5 students from its health science program. Students at Oregon State University paid $7,115 per year in tuition fees.

Linfield College-Nursing & Health Sciences, which was ranked 64th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Oregon that has a health science program. It is located in Portland. Tuition at Linfield College-Nursing & Health Sciences was $0 per year.


Health science schools in Oregon, charge students an average tuition of $7,874 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $24,380 per year, or as little as $7,115 per year. The Oregon health science schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Corban University - located in Salem, students are charged $24,380 per year
  2. Oregon State University - located in Corvallis, students are charged $7,115 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Oregon health science schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Oregon State University - located in Corvallis, students are charged $7,115 per year
  2. Corban University - located in Salem, students are charged $24,380 per year

A health science degree from an Oregon school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs health science graduates in Oregon pursue include office manager, nurse epidemiologist, clinical research scientist, biophysics scientist, and therapist. Oregon had 82,240 health science professionals in 2010. 290 of these health science professionals were fitness and wellness coordinators, 3,090 were office managers, and 40 were nurse epidemiologists. The Oregon counties with the largest populations of health science professional are:

  1. Clackamas County - 50,920 health science professionals
  2. Lane County - 7,140 health science professionals
  3. Marion County - 6,340 health science professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of health science professionals is expected to grow by 19% by 2018. There are projected to be 82,200 health science professionals working in Oregon then. Of these 82,200 health science professionals, the government predicts that 270 will be fitness and wellness coordinators, 3,760 will be office managers, and 60 will be nurse epidemiologists.


health science professionals in Oregon earn $69,000 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Oregon health science professional earned as little as less than $18,040 per year or as much as more than $154,930 per year. The counties in Oregon with the highest average salary for health science professionals are:

  1. Clackamas County - $72,881 per year
  2. Lane County - $71,667 per year
  3. Clatsop County - $70,848 per year

The following counties in Oregon have the lowest average salaries for health science professional:

  1. Benton County - $52,888 per year
  2. Douglas County - $62,355 per year
  3. Marion County - $64,612 per year

On average, the highest paid health science professionals in Oregon were:

  1. Pediatrician - $211,060 per year
  2. Allergists And Immunologist - $180,390 per year
  3. Biophysics Scientist - $103,290 per year

The health science professionals with lowest average salaries in Oregon were:

  1. Physical Therapy Aide - $25,510 per year
  2. Plastic Surgeon - per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Oregon statistics regarding a career in health science and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as x ray technology or biology.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Health Science in Oregon
  • Master's Degree in Health Science in Oregon
  • Doctoral Degree in Health Science in Oregon

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists n/a $80,410
Registered Nurses 31,950 $75,350 14.2%
Medical Secretaries 13,400 $33,050 100.6%
Medical Assistants 7,340 $32,540 49.8%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 4,830 $180,390
Medical and Health Services Managers 3,090 $99,200 21.7%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 2,680 $35,970 15.5%
Physical Therapists 2,370 $75,150 44.5%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 2,120 $93,140
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 2,110 $37,610 -8.7%
Mental Health Counselors 2,080 $47,860
Healthcare Social Workers 1,320 $54,470 16.8%
Speech-Language Pathologists 1,310 $73,290 125.9%
Health Educators 1,000 $47,510 92.3%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 950 $57,740 72.7%
Occupational Therapists 900 $71,120 21.6%
Physician Assistants 770 $93,580 42.6%
Physical Therapist Aides 680 $25,510 36.0%
Surgeons 630 n/a
Dietitians and Nutritionists 550 $57,510 31.0%
Physical Therapist Assistants 530 $50,200 8.2%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 410 $61,430
Pediatricians, General 320 $211,060
Education Administrators, All Other 290 $74,510 31.8%
Radiation Therapists 160 $85,930 23.1%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 150 $51,200 36.4%
Physicists 110 $103,290
Athletic Trainers 90 $48,480 -18.2%
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 60 $42,730 -66.7%
Epidemiologists 40 $69,770

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