Each year, in Oregon, an average of 113 students graduate with credentials in acupuncture. Oregon has 2 acupuncture schools to choose from, if you are interested in studying acupuncture.
The largest acupuncture school in Oregon, by student population is Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. It is located in Portland. In 2009, a reported 91 students graduated with a acupuncture degree from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. This was 81% of the total acupuncture graduates in Oregon for that year.
A majority of those with a degree in acupuncture choose to become acupuncturists. If after graduation, you are planning on sticking around the state, you should keep in mind that the job outlook for acupuncture graduates in Oregon is good. In Oregon, there are currently about 460 acupuncturists. The government expects, by 2018, for this number to increase by 20%, or to 550 acupuncturists.
If you work as an acupuncturist in Oregon, your yearly salary can range from less than $15,700 to more than $46,275. Acupuncturists in Oregon earn a median yearly salary of $31,145.