Portland has a general population of 529,121 and an overall student population of 80,848. Approximately 2,583 of Portland's students are enrolled in schools that offer physician assistant programs.
Of the 1 physician assistant schools in Portland, the largest physician assisting school, by student population, is Oregon Health & Science University. Approximately 36 students graduated in 2010 from Oregon Health & Science University with credentials in physician assisting.
A total of 36 students graduated with credentials in physician assisting from physician assistant schools in Portland in 2010.
Many physician assisting graduates choose to work as physician assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Portland, your job prospects are good. There were 640 physician assistants working in Oregon and 440 working in the greater Portland area in 2010. The number of physician assistants in Portland is expected to increase by 26% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physician assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physician assistant in Portland is $102,020 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for physician assistants.