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Schools Offering Healthcare Programs in Oregon

Each year, roughly 9.9% of Oregon students graduate with degrees in healthcare. Thus, Oregon's 54 healthcare schools put out approximately 8,032 healthcare professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oregon that has a healthcare program is Lewis & Clark College. Lewis & Clark College, which was ranked 27th in the country in 2010, is located in Portland. In 2010, Lewis & Clark College graduated 64 students from its healthcare program. Tuition at Lewis & Clark College was $36,632 per year.

Willamette University, which is located in Salem, is the second-ranked school in Oregon that has a healthcare program. It received a ranking of 28th in the country in 2010. 0 students graduated with degree in healthcare from Willamette University in 2010. Willamette University charged in-state students $37,361 in tuition fees per year.

Linfield College, which was ranked 28th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Oregon that has a healthcare program. It is located in Mcminnville. In 2010, 5 students graduated from Linfield College healthcare program. The tuition rate at Linfield College was $30,604 per year.


Healthcare schools in Oregon, charge students an average tuition of $8,797 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $37,361 per year, or as little as $2,643 per year. In 2010, the healthcare schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Oregon were:

  1. Willamette University - located in Salem, students are charged $37,361 per year
  2. Lewis & Clark College - located in Portland, students are charged $36,632 per year
  3. University of Portland - located in Portland, students are charged $33,538 per year

The healthcare schools in Oregon that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Central Oregon Community College - located in Bend, students are charged $2,643 per year
  2. Klamath Community College - located in Klamath Falls, students are charged $2,895 per year
  3. Clatsop Community College - located in Astoria, students are charged $2,952 per year

A healthcare degree from an Oregon school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs healthcare graduates in Oregon pursue include office manager, clinical social worker, teacher of the speech and hearing handicapped, fitness and wellness coordinator, and nurse epidemiologist. Oregon had 82,240 healthcare professionals in 2010. 1,000 of these healthcare professionals were clinical instructors, 3,090 were office managers, and 1,320 were clinical social workers. The largest populations of Oregon healthcare professional are working in the following counties:

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

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of healthcare professionals in Oregon will grow by 19%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 82,200 healthcare professionals working in Oregon. The greatest growth for healthcare professional is predicted to be amongst Physician Assistants, who are expected to increase by 26% by 2018.


healthcare professionals in Oregon make an average of $69,000 per year. However, Oregon healthcare professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $18,040 per year to more than $154,930 per year in 2010. The counties in Oregon with the highest average salary for healthcare professionals are:

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

Healthcare professionals in the following counties in Oregon make the lowest salaries on average:

  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 healthcare 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

On average, the lowest paid healthcare professionals 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 healthcare and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as x ray technology or ultrasound technology.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Healthcare in Oregon
  • Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare in Oregon
  • Master's Degree in Healthcare in Oregon
  • Doctoral Degree in Healthcare in Oregon
  • Certificate in Healthcare 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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