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Other Entertainment: Career and Education Opportunities in Portland, Oregon

Other Entertainment: Along with performers, producers and media technicians, there are other media workers who provide entertainment and information for us. From translators to PR specialists, they help to interpret and communicate what we need to hear.

Portland, Oregon
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Portland is located in Multnomah County, Oregon. It has a population of over 557,706, which has grown by 5.4% in the past ten years. The cost of living index in Portland, 103, is above the national average. New single-family homes in Portland are priced at $194,700 on average, which is below the state average. In 2008, six hundred forty-eight new homes were constructed in Portland, down from 1,205 the previous year.

The three big industries for women in Portland are health care, educational services, and professional, scientific, and technical services. For men, it is professional, scientific, and technical services, construction, and accommodation and food services. The average commute to work is about 23 minutes. More than 32.6% of Portland residents have a bachelor's degree, which is higher than the state average. The percentage of residents with a graduate degree, 11.4%, is higher than the state average.

The unemployment rate in Portland is 10.7%, which is greater than Oregon's average of 10.6%.

The percentage of Portland residents that are affiliated with a religious congregation, 45.7%, is less than the national average but more than the state average. The largest religious groups are the Catholic Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Charismatic Churches Independent.

Portland is home to the Barnes Yard and the Haig as well as Cottonwood Bay City Park and Wallace City Park. Visitors to Portland can choose from Motel 6, Shilo Inns & Resorts and Comfort Inn Portland for temporary stays in the area.

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CAREERS WITHIN: Other Entertainment


Interpreters translate or interpret written, oral, or sign language text into another language for others. Interpreters need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues. They also need to speak clearly and communicate with others.
Public Relations Specialist

Public Relations Specialists engage in promoting or creating good will for individuals, groups, or organizations by writing or selecting favorable publicity material and releasing it through various communications media. Public Relations Specialists need to respond to the actions of other and coordinate activities with them. They also need to write well.