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Oregon, Pacific Northwest Healthcare Jobs

Updated on June 28, 2015

The Nature of Oregon

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Crater Lake Oregon National ParkCrater Lake Oregon National Park
Crater Lake Oregon National Park
Crater Lake Oregon National Park | Source
Crater Lake Oregon National Park
Crater Lake Oregon National Park | Source

The Refreshing Pacific Northwest

Oregon is recognized as among the greenest of the green states of the USA. Full of forests and green spaces, the state offers not only jobs, but also recreation, outdoor sports, and nature appreciation. Located in the lush Pacific Northwest that encompasses Oregon, Washington, and Canada's British Columbia, this state is in a rain forest climate on the Pacific Ocean.

Northern Oregon is a short distance away from Washington and Vancouver Island, sites of many Native North American nations, as is Oregon itself. BC alone has over 600 native nations represented. This is a refreshing place to visit on vacation for relaxation and restoration of one's spirit.

Another refreshing aspect of the State of Oregon is its communities and families. These families have worked on their own to discover better and more workable techniques for managing symptoms on the Autism Spectrum Disorder, contributing to the scientific literature on the subject.

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The Painted Hills also decorate Oregon, in addition to the lush greens of the forests.Koosha Falls, OregonOregon beaches
The Painted Hills also decorate Oregon, in addition to the lush greens of the forests.
The Painted Hills also decorate Oregon, in addition to the lush greens of the forests. | Source
Koosha Falls, Oregon
Koosha Falls, Oregon | Source
Oregon beaches
Oregon beaches | Source
Hell's Canyon:
Hells Canyon, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Oregon 97842, USA

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Painted Hills:
Painted Hills, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon 97750, USA

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Koosha Falls:
Koosah Falls, Willamette National Forest, Oregon, USA

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Oregon Beach:
Beach Street, Depoe Bay, OR 97341, USA

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Large sand dunes are found along the coastline.

Healthcare and Resorts

Healthcare jobs and resort-hotels are expanding in the state of Oregon, specifically among the Native American Nations residing there. However, non-tribal businesses are enjoying an expanding business alongside the native owned establishments.

A large number of available jobs deal with the

  1. Hospitality Industry,
  2. Housekeeping,
  3. Management,
  4. Sales and Marketing,
  5. Advertising,
  6. Tourism,
  7. Information Technology (IT),
  8. Maintenance,

and other career fields. Travel and Tourism are responsible for sizable contributions to the state's economy.

Another 8 employment positions out of the 20 Highest-Demand Jobs in Oregon are in the Healthcare Industry and the remaining list includes a variety of different opportunities.

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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area between Oregon and Washington.Portland, OregonHell's CanyonOne of the sand dunes parks on the coast.Dunes National Recreation Area, south of Portland on the pacific Coast.
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area between Oregon and Washington.
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area between Oregon and Washington. | Source
Portland, Oregon
Portland, Oregon | Source
Hell's Canyon
Hell's Canyon | Source
One of the sand dunes parks on the coast.
One of the sand dunes parks on the coast. | Source
Dunes National Recreation Area, south of Portland on the pacific Coast.
Dunes National Recreation Area, south of Portland on the pacific Coast. | Source
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area:
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Cascade Locks, OR 97014, USA

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Highest Demand Jobs to 2020

  1. Salespeople
  2. Digital Machinists
  3. Food Prep and Service Jobs
  4. Registered Nurses (RNs) - Healthcare positions in BOLD print.
  5. Full Service Wait Staff
  6. Janitors and Cleaners
  7. Account Clerks, Bookkeepers
  8. Medical Secretaries
  9. Farmworkers and related
  10. Secretaries and AA’s
  11. Clerks
  12. Managers
  13. HHA’s and Personal Care Aides
  14. CDL Truck Drivers
  15. Carpenters
  16. Teachers at the College Level
  17. Certified Nursing Assistants
  18. Podiatrists
  19. Physician Assistants
  20. Survey Research Positions

Oregon Trail Museum
Oregon Trail Museum | Source

Top 20 Largest Employers in Oregon

The following Oregon companies offer a steady supply of new jobs vacancies regularly, having the largest employee pools in the state.

Bold print indicates Healthcare employers.

  1. · University Hospital Clinics (Teaching Hospital) 14,000+ Employees
  2. · Doernbecher Children's Hospital 11,500+
  3. · Oregon State University 8,000+
  4. · Oregon Health Sciences University 8,000
  5. · Harry & David 6,500+
  6. · Intel Corp. 6,300
  7. · Hewlett-Packard 5,000+
  8. · Nike Inc. 5,000
  9. · Portland Community College 5,000
  10. · Portland State University 5,000
  11. · Tektronix Inc. 5,000
  12. · Emanuel Hospital & Health Center 4,000
  13. · Portland Intl Airport-Pdx 4,000
  14. · Portland St Vincent Medical 4,000
  15. · Providence Vincent Medical 4,000
  16. · Rogue Valley Medical 3,500
  17. · Providence Medical 3,500
  18. · University Of Oregon 3,300
  19. · Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital 3,000
  20. · US Post Office 3,000 – US Federal Government.

Selected Top Employers

  • Harry & David Operations Corp. Career Page. Direct marketing and e-commerce . The company also has facilities in Hebron, Ohio, Somis and Wasco, California, and 130+ Harry and David Stores in the USA. Currently employs 2,500+ year-round employees, up to 8,000 during seasonal periods. Marketing, merchandising, finance, retail management, operations management, information technology, Human Resources, and many more openings.
  • Legacy Health System, located in Portland, OR, employees 8,500+ full- and part-time employees in patient care and service to. Job openings available at a large variety of associated locations.
  • Nike - World's most competitive sports and fitness company. Employs over 24,300 people and needs more.
  • Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Career Site. State's only health and research university. Leading-edge health care services in the Pacific Northwest. JOB POSTINGS updated every Monday.

High Demand Jobs Are Largely in Healthcare

  1. Physical Therapists
  2. Occupational Therapists
  3. Software Engineers
  4. Account Executives
  5. Sales Representatives
  6. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  7. Physical Therapy Assistants
  8. Shift Supervisors
  9. Occupational Therapy Assistants
  10. Salespeople
  11. Healthcare Support Jobs
  12. Project Managers
  13. Physicians - Family Practice - with and without OB/GYN
  14. Administrative Assistants
  15. Physicans - Internal Medicine

Bold entries indicate concurrence with employment projections to 2018.

Sports Around Oregon

College and High School

League Teams

Professional Teams

Arenas and Stadiums

Higher Education - Colleges and Universities

© 2007 Patty Inglish MS


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      9 years ago

      Your article inspires me. You are as great as someone can be to help me. I am following your way. Your message got conveyed well and it has been received. Keep writing!!! I am your big follower and the new found Fan!!! Its like holding my hand and teaching me how to polish and write!! Keep it up. May God Bless you and your writing!

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      Chiropractor Gresham Oregon 

      10 years ago

      thank you for the sharing.. I've learned about this site..

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      Patty Inglish MS 

      12 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      kenmoto, thank you so much for the nice comment. I believe Oregon to be one of the most beautiful states. You are blessed to live there.

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      12 years ago from Oregon

      Very nice. I'm an Oregonian, and still found new info in here.


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