There are 2 gerontology schools in Portland, Oregon. Portland has a total population of 529,121 and a student population of 80,848. Of these students, 58,062 are enrolled in schools that offer gerontology programs.
Portland's largest gerontology school is Portland Community College. Approximately 55 students graduated in 2010 from Portland Community College with credentials in gerontology.
In 2010, 71 students graduated with a gerontology certificate from one of Portland's gerontology schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,410 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Portland gerontology schools was an average of $35,844 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,728 for gerontology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Portland-based gerontology schools, you will have an added expense of $8,445 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,412.
After graduating with your credentials in gerontology, if you decide to work as a gerontologist in Portland, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 30,660 gerontologists in Oregon, 19,610 were working in the greater Portland area. The government projects that the number of gerontologists in Portland will increase by 22% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for gerontologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a gerontologist in Portland is $78,430 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for gerontologists.
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