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Health Care Schools in Oregon

We've compiled a resource for you to research schools offering training and advanced education designed to prepare students for successful careers in Oregon's rapidly expanding health care industry. You will also find information regarding the fastest growing careers and largest employers in Oregon's health care sector.

The Fastest Growing Health Care Careers in Oregon

The Oregon Employment Department recently reported that health care is the fastest growing occupational group in Oregon. They project that over the next decade there will be an increase of over 31,000 jobs in the health care industry. Registered nurses, LPNs and LVNs, nursing aides, nursing orderlies, and certified nursing attendants make up a large part of the projected job growth. Medical assistants, chiropractors, physician assistants, dental hygienists, dental assistants, home health aides, podiatrists, general dentists, and optometrists are in the top 30 overall fastest growing careers.

Formal education, whether it is vocational training, associate degree, bachelor degree, masters degree or PhD education is an investment that you will reap the benefits of in earnings and career advancement. You can learn more about requirements for these and other careers in the Career Center.

The Largest Health Care Sector Employers in Oregon

These are some of the largest employers in the health care sector of Oregon. Each offers benefits packages that rival the top in the country and job growth opportunities are promising at each.

  • Providence Health Systems: Employs over 45,000 employees in multiple states, in Oregon they have around 13,500 employees. Locations in Hood River, Medford, Mt. Angel, Newberg, Portland, and Seaside.
  • Oregon Health and Science University: Employ nearly 11,500 employees. Located in Portland Oregon.
  • Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center: Located in Clackamas. Employs nearly 5,000 employees. Good benefits being part of Kaiser. Opportunities in all non-clinical areas as well as clinical positions. Pay is good.
  • Legacy Health Systems: Locations in Portland, Tualatin, Gresham, OR (Mt. Hood) and Vancouver, WA. They have over 8,500 employees. Their largest hospital is Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center, located in Portland.
  • PeaceHealth: Oregon Medical Labs is based in Springfield and falls under the PeaceHealth company as do Peach Harbor Hospital and Health Associates of Peace Harbor in Florence, OR. Sacred Heart Medical Center and PeaceHealth Medical Group in Eugene and Cottage Gove Community Hospital also are part of PeaceHealth.

Keep in mind that there are certain positions that will require only a GED or equivalent, however the clinical and non-clinical positions that pay higher salaries will require a post-secondary education such as vocational training or a degree program. Those with a formal education can usually expect to earn significantly more weekly as well as over a lifetime. Check out the programs below for a program that interests you.

Take the first step toward advancing or starting your career at one of these organizations by requesting information from the schools below.

Schools Offering Health Care and Nursing Degrees in Oregon

tip Programs are subject to change.

Blue Mountain Community College – Pendleton, OR:

Programs:

  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Work
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Central Oregon Community College – Bend, OR:

Programs:

  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Chemeketa Community College – Salem, OR:

Programs:

  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Medical Office Management/Administration
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Work
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Clackamas Community College – Oregon City, OR:

Programs:

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant
  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Work
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Clatsop Community College – Astoria, OR:

Programs:

  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Columbia Gorge Community College – The Dalles, OR:

Programs:

  • Gerontology
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Concorde Career Colleges – Portland, OR:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing

Concordia University – Portland, OR:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

George Fox University – Newberg, OR:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Heald College-Portland – Portland, OR:

Programs:

  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant

Klamath Community College – Klamath Falls, OR:

Programs:

  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Environmental Science
  • Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
  • Medical Office Management/Administration

Lane Community College – Eugene, OR:

Programs:

  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Sports and Fitness Administration/Management
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Linfield College – Portland, OR:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Linn-Benton Community College – Albany, OR:

Programs:

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions
  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Services Administration
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • .
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiographer
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Mt Hood Community College – Gresham, OR:

Programs:

  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Oregon Coast Community College – Newport, OR:

Programs:

  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Work
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Oregon Health & Science University – Portland, OR:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Portland Community College – Portland, OR:

Programs:

  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Gerontology
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Optometric Technician/Assistant
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Rogue Community College – Grants Pass, OR:

Programs:

  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Work
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Southwestern Oregon Community College – Coos Bay, OR:

Programs:

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Medical Reception/Receptionist
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Work
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Sumner College – Portland, OR:

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing

Treasure Valley Community College – Ontario, OR:

Programs:

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Nursing
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Social Work
  • Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Umpqua Community College – Roseburg, OR:

Programs:

  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • RN Program - Associate’s

University of Portland – Portland, OR:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

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