Once revered as a unique river shipping port, Portland is now one of the biggest cultural hubs in the United States. Its walkable downtown area is rich with food trucks, farmer's markets, boutiques, live music, arts, and museums. You can take a stroll in the Portland Japanese Garden or get a Voodoo Doll doughnut at Voodoo Doughnut. Outside the city, you can hike in Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area or Mount Hood National Forest. It should be no surprise, then, that Portland is ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S., with job seekers from across the country looking for Portland jobs.
Ready to do your part to keep Portland weird? There are many benefits to living and working in Portland. Among them is the city's healthy job market index, with low unemployment and a higher-than-average median annual salary. You can also expand your job search to nearby cities such as Gresham, Hillsboro, and Beaverton.
The greater Portland area has a fast-growing high-tech industry, making it ideal for computer and tech professionals, along with a robust electronics and metal-fabrication manufacturing industry that supports production jobs. The city has more athletic apparel and outdoor recreation companies than anywhere else in America, making it a great place to find sports jobs. With a rapidly growing healthcare sector, healthcare jobs are also thriving in Portland. Its top employers in the healthcare industry include Providence Health and Services, Oregon Health and Sciences University, and Legacy Health.
Some of the most popular jobs in Portland include:
Just like Portland, your resume should be unique and interesting. Think about the skills, qualities, and accomplishments that make you the best candidate for the job, and list them on your resume. Monster offers tips on how to write your resume for the first time or make updates that match your current credentials. Depending on which job you apply for, you'll likely need to submit a cover letter. Need some advice on how to write a cover letter that expresses why your qualities, skills, and background make you one of a kind? Check out our cover letter samples and writing tips.
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The median household income in Portland is $71,005, but not all jobs pay the same. Your salary may be determined by your background, experience, and job type. Find out for yourself: Just enter your job title and location into Monster's Salary Calculator to learn how much you're likely to make in Portland. You can also find out how much you can earn in other cities and in similar jobs.
You'll likely want to apply for a job where you'll be a good fit for the role and the company culture. Monster's company profile tool allows you to do your own research on a potential employer before you apply or accept a job offer. Just enter the company name and location to see the following details:
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