Here are some of the top Portland schools offering training, including Certstaffix Training (68 courses), Ledet Training (64 courses), and ONLC Training Centers (62 courses).
Ledet Training offers graphics and mobile training courses on-site across the U.S. including Washington, Denver, Atlanta, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Portland, Houston, and Fort Lauderdale.
This 2-day program provides a comprehensive introduction to Adobe Photoshop. This course teaches students how to leverage Photoshop to create professional-quality images. Students will learn how to customize their Photoshop workspace and use Photoshop’s tools to edit, enhance, and augment graphics. Using Camera RAW and Adobe Bridge will also be included in the curriculum.
Prerequisite: Novice to intermediate skills in Photoshop
This 2-day program teaches advanced Adobe Photoshop skills. Using Photoshop’s tools, students will repair photos, work with selections and layers, and create special visual effects. Vector drawing and advanced compositing techniques are also included in the curriculum. Completion of this course will ensure that any professionals working with Adobe Photoshop will be able to unlock the tool’s full capabilities.
Prerequisite: Intermediate to advanced skills in Photoshop
This comprehensive course offers an in-depth overview of Adobe After Effects. Students will learn how to develop dynamic visual assets with professional quality motion graphics and visual effects. They will learn how to enhance video, eLearning and other types of projects, utilizing best design practices.
This 3-day class on AutoCAD provides an introduction to the essentials. Students will learn how to navigate the AutoCAD workspace and user interface. They will practice creating and editing 2D drawings, working with layers and creating reusable blocks. Finally, students will prepare their work to be exported to PDF form.
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of drafting or technical drawing
ONLC has over 300 training sites and offers courses and certificates in many areas including desktop applications like Adobe, Microsoft Technical like Visual Studio, Server and Security, and Process and Programming like Java and Web Development.
Adobe CC Graphic Design Bootcamp is a 5-day course that allows students to master the core skills needed to work in Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. The curriculum is designed for beginners and will cover the fundamentals of Creative Cloud and how to utilize the Creative Cloud panel to later excel with more advanced content.
This introductory Photoshop course is meant to get students comfortable in the Photoshop interface while exercising new core skills in the process. Students can further their journey in mastering Photoshop by being introduced to selection tools, layering, and how to edit masks and channels. This course can help anyone strengthen their core skills and learn retouching, resolution, cropping, and adjusting color and tone.
This 2-day advanced Photoshop course is an builds off the beginner course and has students learning real-world 'tips and tricks.' Students will dive into more advanced concepts inspired by the Level 1 course to continue to build up their Photoshop skills.
This 2-day beginner class in Adobe Illustrator kicks off the course by thoroughly reviewing the illustrator interface and then merging into teaching new skills that can be found behind more complex drawings. Students will discover the skills behind using tools, panels, customizing and saving workspaces, setting up and saving document presets, using multiple artboards, and navigating the different elements when creating illustrations. The lessons are created to teach you the basics behind Adobe Illustrator and prepare you for more advanced content.
PDX Code Guild is an immersive program that provides students with training to become Python-based Junior Developers in Portland, Oregon. Students learn in an intimate atmosphere, with small classes, personalized projects, and group study. To provide flexibility, students also have the option of training part-time via the evening courses.
This immersive 12-week full-stack web developer bootcamp focuses primarily on Node and Reach and was designed for those with an intermediate understanding of web development. The course covers a wide range of advance skills and topics, including functional programming, understanding and using the React environment, working with Node.js, Node Express, MongoDB, dealing with errors, and more. Toward the end of the bootcamp, students will work on a final project, where they will have the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the material. Students will also benefit from job placement support as well as other alumni resources after graduation.
Prerequisite: For junior developers who have completed a programming bootcamp and have built 1 or more full-stack web apps.
University of Oregon offers 24-week part-time courses in web development, data analytics, cybersecurity, and UX/UI courses in Portland, Oregon. During training, students also have access to career support including resume and portfolio reviews, virtual tech panels, interview training, and individualized coaching. The bootcamps are offered through the University of Oregon Continuing and Professional Education in partnership with Trilogy Education Services.
This program provides a comprehensive foundation in data analytics in 24-weeks. This course covers the fundamentals of statistics, Python, Tableau, SQL, and HTML/CSS. Graduates of this program will have a robust professional portfolio to get them started in their careers.
This is a 24-week intensive cybersecurity program that covers topics in IT, networking, and information security. Students will acquire skills to prepare for numerous certifications, such as Certified Ethical Hacker and CompTIA Security+. They will work with cybersecurity tools such as Wireshark, Metasploit, Nessus, and others. This program prepares students to enter a career in cybersecurity.
Offering on-site training all over the world and online, New Horizons is a computer learning center. New Horizons offers training for top technology providers like Adobe, Citrix, and Microsoft.
This 1-day course gives a foundational understanding of Microsoft Excel. Students with novice computer skills will learn how to manipulate and organize data using Excel spreadsheets. They will also learn how to navigate the Excel interface, create, manage and save workbooks, and perform calculations. This program is available both face-to-face and with live online instruction.
In this 1-day course, students will learn how to use some of the more advanced features of Microsoft Excel. With online and in-person options, students will learn how to work with functions, lists, tables, conditional formatting, charts, and PivotTables. After completing this course, students will be able to leverage Excel’s capabilities to analyze and present data.
In this 1-day course, experienced users of Microsoft Excel can gain advanced skills. Students will learn how to work with multiple worksheets, use lookup functions, create and deploy macros, and use the goal seek feature. Completion of the program ensures that students can use Excel to forecast data and create sparklines.
This course in Microsoft Excel for Office 365 is designed to teach foundational skills in the use of this software. Students will learn the basic functions of Excel, as well as how to create workbooks, insert formulas, format text and numbers, and print workbooks. Graduates of this program will be prepared to sit for the Excel Associate certification exam.
Certstaff offers live online classes and group training onsite for corporate entities all over the U.S. They provide courses in End-user/Desktop, IT Pro Skills, Online Marketing, Business Skills, and Programming/Development.
This course provides an introduction to Quickbooks Basic Edition. This program uses live, online, instructor-led workshops so that students can learn from anywhere. In 1 day, students will learn how to use Quickbooks for processing payments, setting up inventory, working with lists, sending invoices, and managing bank accounts. Students will benefit from collaboration with other students in the online lab environment.
This course is an introduction to QuickBooks Online that will teach you how to use it properly from day one. In this 1-day, live, online workshop, students will learn how to use many of the tools available on QuickBooks Online. They will learn about how to set up a company, work with lists, manage bank accounts. Students will also know how to manage customers and vendors using QuickBook tools.
In this advanced QuickBooks course, students will learn how to use the Desktop Edition’s advanced toolset. This 1-day program teaches students how to handle estimating, time tracking, job costing, online banking, transactions, and much more. Students will know how to develop graphs and reports and maintain accurate company files. This program uses live instructors to teach QuickBooks in an online lab environment.
Prerequisite: Basic Quickbook skills
This course teaches basic SQL Querying in 2-days. Students learn online, attending live training provided by professional instructors. The course explores database concepts such as grouping and summarizing data, joining tables, and clauses. Working in the online lab environment, students will get hands-on experience writing simple SELECT queries and using built-in functions and expressions.
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Graphic design is visual communication through artwork or combining images and text. Graphic designers create logos, ads, social media graphics, magazines, books, websites, apps, and more.Explore Graphic Design Classes
Web design combines elements of user experience design (how the website works), visual or user interface design (how the website looks), and coding (how the website is actually built and made to function properly). Some web designers touch on all three areas, while others focus on one specific skill. If you like to design or write code, there's a role for you in web design. With billions of unique websites and more being created every day, web designers continue to be in high demand.Explore Web Design Classes
Video editing is about telling a cohesive story through combining different video clips, footage, and effects. Video editors are able to achieve this using programs such as Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro.Explore Video Editing Classes
Adobe Photoshop is widely known as the best photo editing software for photographers and photo retouchers. It's also used by digital painters as well as graphic designers for creating a wide variety of designs such as social media graphics, web designs, app designs, graphics that will be animated in Adobe After Effects, and much more.Explore Photoshop Classes
Adobe After Effects is the industry standard for video post-production, compositing, effects, and animation. It's one of the most important apps for motion designers and can be used for creating animations and videos for social media, YouTube, websites, TV, and movies.Explore After Effects Classes
User experience (UX) designers work on creating functional, meaningful, and enjoyable user experiences. UX design focuses on ease of use, navigation, and functionality of products (which are commonly digital products such as websites and apps).Explore UX Design Classes
Adobe Creative Cloud is a collection of industry-leading apps dedicated to creativity, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, and many more. Adobe Creative Cloud has what you need to create projects using photo editing, bitmap or vector illustration, digital design, animation, audio, augmented reality (AR), and more.Explore Adobe Classes
Adobe InDesign is the industry-leading layout design tool for print. Publishers of magazines, books, newspapers and other media rely on InDesign for page layouts and graphic design. InDesign can also be used to create digital documents such as PDFs and eBooks.Explore InDesign Classes
Adobe Premiere Pro is the leading choice for video editing for TV, movies and the internet. It allows users to weave together video clips, graphics, and audio to produce professional grade video projects. It offers seamless integrations with Adobe Audition, After Effects, Photoshop and more.Explore Premiere Pro Classes
AutoCAD is a computer-aided design software used to create scale blueprints, schematics, and models. It’s used by engineers, interior designers, manufacturers, and architects. AutoCAD offers intelligent objects for creating common plans, such as electrical and plumbing design plans.Explore AutoCAD Classes
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Adobe Captivate is a tool for developing interactive presentations. This tool can be used to create elearning simulations, convert existing PowerPoint presentations, capture videos and screen recordings, and insert images and videos. This tool is the most popular elearning development tool available and offers seamless integrations with other tools in the Adobe Creative Suite.Explore Adobe Captivate Classes
Adobe XD is built with the specific needs of a modern UX/UI designer (web design or app designer) in mind. Unlike Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (which were originally created for photo retouching or illustration) the entire focus of the Adobe XD app is on designing the UI and UX of digital products such as websites and apps.Explore Adobe XD Classes
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Adobe Acrobat is the premiere software for creating, editing, sharing, and signing .PDF documents. Adobe Acrobat is part of the Adobe Document Cloud as well as the Adobe Creative Cloud. Acrobat is used to turn documents into PDFs which are easily shared with people on any device. People can view, edit, add comments, markup corrections, and digitally sign PDF files using the Adobe Acrobat app.Explore Adobe Acrobat Classes
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Motion graphics refers to animated graphic design. It marries together text, sound, motion, animation, and visual effects to communicate a message or tell a story.Explore Motion Graphics Classes
Visual design focuses on aesthetic presentation of digital products such as websites, apps, social media graphics, and much more. Combining typography, imagery, graphics, shapes, colors, and textures to create a compelling design. Using balance, contrast, scale and space, visual designers create eye-catching designs.Explore Visual Design Classes
Adobe Illustrator is one of the most popular vector graphics applications. With seamless integrations across Adobe’s Creative Cloud, Illustrator is widely used by individuals and organizations to create resizable illustrations, design elements for videos and motion graphics, all through its powerful vector creation tools.Explore Illustrator Classes
Final Cut Pro, one of Apple's most advanced video editing platforms, gives you the tools you need to make a studio-quality movie from beginning to end or easily add a few extras to existing video. Advanced functions include layering, color correction, and more.Explore Final Cut Pro Classes
Web development encompasses all of the layers involved in building a website or web application. Websites are made up of two parts: the front end and the back end. Web development is used to create beautiful, interactive, and functional websites in nearly every industry.Explore Web Development Classes
Take enterprise-level projects from start to finish with a comprehensive Product Management course. Participants master core concepts, exhibit emotional intelligence, and support a company’s mission.Explore Product Management Classes
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iOS is among the most advanced and widely used mobile operating systems. iOS developers use Xcode, Apple’s Integrated Development Environment, to build apps for Mac and iOS.Explore iOS Development Classes
From basic single-computer programs to enterprise-level solutions, Java is the most widely-used code in the world. It is a simple, open-sourced code which is relatively easy to learn. Those who master it have solid employment prospects now and in the future.Explore Java Classes
The theory and practice of computer science is the foundation of most IT-related endeavors. Computer science also gives students important problem-solving skills.Explore Computer Science Classes
FinTech (financial technology) includes new technologies that aim to improve or automate financial services. Your banking app, stock app, invoicing software, and bitcoins are all examples of FinTech. The FinTech (financial technology) industry has moved far beyond early entrants like PayPal. Many experts predict that this industry could replace up to 50 percent of all bank jobs within the next few decades.Explore FinTech Classes
Visual Basic for Applications is an advanced Excel tool which allows users to visualize and conceptualize spreadsheets. In other words, VBA/Excel users think in three dimentions instead of two.Explore VBA Classes
Data science is one of the fastest-growing career fields, with competitive salaries and nearly endless opportunities for specialization. Data science uses machine learning algorithms, statistics and other analytic tools to understand data.Explore Data Science Classes
Python is an easy-to-read, versatile object-oriented programming language. It is often compared to Java, Ruby, and Perl. It is available under an open-source license and is a favorite among programmers.Explore Python Classes
SQL is short for Structured Query Language and refers to a programming language designed for relational databases. SQL organizes data and allows for queries and sorting of data.Explore SQL Classes
Microsoft Excel is the leading spreadsheet application and data analytics tool. With Excel, you can create charts, tables, automate workflow, track budgets and financials, and much more.Explore Excel Classes
Data analytics is the process of analyzing raw data in order to draw conclusions. Data analytics are used to study all kinds of data, including productivity, production, profit/loss and much more.Explore Data Analytics Classes
Machine learning is a subset of artificial intelligence and involves creating programs that learn from data and optimize. Machine learning is prevalent in our everyday lives, from the recommendation engines for music and TV to the search engines and the voice assistants. Machine learning models leverage vast amounts of past data to learn to solve problems on their own and predict future outcomes. With the power and prevalence of machine learning, it is a highly in-demand set of skills, and the field of machine learning continues to grow.Explore Machine Learning Classes
Tableau is a data visualization tool used to simplify raw data. Data visualizations take data and turn it into easily understandable analysis diagrams – even for non-technical users. Visualizations can be used for data journalism, business insights (BI), reporting, and research.Explore Tableau Classes
Power BI is a collection of software that works together to convert multiple sources of data into usable information. Using the Power BI Desktop, the Power BI service, and the Power BI mobile apps, businesses can analyze data, create visualizations, and make sense of it all. Leaders can use these critical insights to forecast, plan, and make informed decisions. This dashboard has the power to uncover critical business insights needed to drive decision making.Explore Power BI Classes
Python is a general-purpose programming language that is known for being easily readable and visually uncluttered due to its use of whitespace to divide blocks. Used to create applications such as YouTube and DropBox, Python can be used to scrape web pages, making it a powerful tool for data analysis. Using libraries such as BeautifulSoup and scikit-learn, Python can collect and organize assembled data for analysis. Python has broad machine learning capabilities that make it agile and adaptive.Explore Python Data Science Classes
Data visualization creates visual representations of data, making it easier to read and understand.Explore Data Visualization Classes
SEO is the practice of optimizing your pages and website for search engine ranking. With a variety of SEO strategies and techniques, you can boost your websites ranking to start bringing in organic traffic. In SEO classes, participants will learn the fundamental ideas of SEO and strategies to succeed in the search engines.Explore SEO Classes
Google Analytics is a free web and marketing analytics tool offered by Google that provides valuable information about your website traffic. Google Analytics is a fundamental component of digital marketing as it serves as the aggregator of our online efforts. It allows us to measure web traffic, see the success of our marketing efforts, learn about our users, and understand their behavior on our site. Google Analytics does much more than count website views; it provides a deeper understanding of what is going on before, during, and after a website visit.Explore Google Analytics Classes
Google Ads is an online advertising platform where businesses and organizations can pay to show up in the search results or display advertisements across the web through Google's Display Network. Google Ads can be a powerful tool for driving new prospects to your site and remarketing to previous visitors.Explore Google Ads Classes
Social media refers to websites and applications that allow people to interact, and commonly used tools are Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and Instagram. Social media marketing involves leveraging those digital channels to achieve your business goals.Explore Social Media Marketing Classes
Email marketing involves sending targeted emails with marketing messages to engage new customers, drive traffic to a company’s website, build loyalty with existing customers, or grow sales. Businesses and organizations rely on email marketing campaigns as a low-cost, high-impact advertising vehicle.Explore Email Marketing Classes
WordPress is used on over 37% of all websites, and growing. It's a free and open-source content management system (CMS) that lets you create & manage a website or blog. It’s popular for blogging, but you can build websites that don't even have a blog.Explore WordPress Classes
Microsoft Office is a suite of software with an integrated collection of applications for word processing, and creating spreadsheets, databases and other media. Many offices, schools and individuals use Microsoft Office.Explore Microsoft Office Classes
Project management is the art of leading a team to achieve a common goal. As a field, project management involves managing people, scope, time, quality, and budget.Explore Project Management Classes
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification is for entry-level project managers looking to establish a marketable credential in their field. This program includes best practices for project and operations management, leadership styles, governance frameworks, change management, and budgeting. Achieving this certification is a stepping-stone to the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.Explore CAPM Certification Classes
The most popular project management certification programs are the PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification and the (Certified Associate in Project Management) Certification.Explore Project Management Certification Classes
Microsoft Word is the very popular word processing program used world-wide by professionals and students. With built-in templates and pre-made writing elements, MS Word simplifies the writing process and allows a writer to maximize the strength and organization of his/her writing.Explore Microsoft Word Classes
Microsoft Outlook contains a robust collection of organizational tools for email, calendar, contacts, and tasks. Outlook easily integrates with all of the other programs in the Office Suite, allowing sophisticated combinations of content to be emailed to particular contacts.Explore Microsoft Outlook Classes
Microsoft Access is a database software system that facilitates creation, organization, and retrieval of information. This information can be accessed by forms and arranged into reports.Explore Microsoft Access Classes
Microsoft Project is a dashboard of organizational tools that allow everyday users to plan and track projects with ease. Complete with a system of ready-made reports and automatic calculations, MS Project offers the familiar, Microsoft-based interface that allows users to navigate with confidence.Explore Microsoft Project Classes
Agile Certification is for project management professionals who want to expand their skills in Agile. This certification is for project managers who have experience using Agile techniques such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, and test-driven development. Agile methodologies provide businesses with proven frameworks for maximizing productivity, reducing waste, and streamlining processes. This certification has a number of education and experience requirements which must be met before sitting for the 120-question exam.Explore Agile Certification Classes
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Business writing is a discipline that encompasses many types of professional writing. This includes resumes, letters, proposals, email communications, reports and more.Explore Business Writing Classes
Finance refers to all matters relating to money, from creating it to investing it. Finance is often divided into three, distinct specialties – personal finance, public finance, and corporate finance.Explore Finance Classes
Accounting is the act of recording and analyzing financial transactions. Accounting can be as simple as balancing a checkbook, or as complex as a year-end profit and loss statement.Explore Accounting Classes
Financial modeling refers to the act of creating a model of a financial situation. It involves taking known data and using it to create hypothetical models about what may come next given a certain set of behaviors or circumstances.Explore Financial Modeling Classes
Quickbooks is an accounting software product primarily intended for small to mid-sized businesses. Quickbooks is often used by individuals as well, who use it to manage transactions, pay bills, and track spending.Explore QuickBooks Classes
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The Project Manager Professional (PMP) certification is an industry-recognized professional designation offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). To qualify for the PMP exam, a specific amount of hours and education level be met which makes this certification in-demand and valuable to employers.Explore PMP Certification Classes
Learn how to make powerful and dynamic presentations that captivate your audience and leave a very strong impression. Microsoft PowerPoint is the industry-standard presentation application. With PowerPoint, you can quickly and efficiently create slideshows, presentations, and reusable templates. You can add animations, images, charts, and more, and as part of the Microsoft Office suite, it integrates well with other Microsoft applications like Excel.Explore PowerPoint Classes
HTML and CSS are two essential coding languages for create web pages. You cannot make webpage without them! HTML creates the webpage and marks up the content. CSS styles the content.Explore HTML & CSS Classes
Websites are created by writing code. Web browsers read that code, and in turn create a webpage like this page you're currently reading. The code which affects what you see in the browser is called front-end code. People who write that code are called front-end developers.Explore Front-End Web Development Classes
Cybersecurity refers to the protection of internet-connected assets. These assets can include servers, systems, hardware, software, and data. Cybersecurity professionals work to prevent and defend companies, governments, organizations, and individuals from cyber-attacks that seek to interrupt service or compromise data. These experts must stay informed about new technologies and threats.Explore Cybersecurity Classes
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud-based platform offering over 175 services. Offering a broad suite of services, such as machine learning, cloud storage, artificial intelligence, and analytics, AWS is the most popular service of its type in the world. Among the benefits of AWS are ease of use, access to top cloud-security structures, and responsive customer service and support services. AWS even offers SageMaker, a machine learning service for novices.Explore AWS Classes
SQL Server is a relational database management system (RDBMS) from Microsoft. It’s widely used by data specialists, Developers, and IT professionals because it’s trusted as the most secure server available. SQL Server can be used to build apps for online transaction processing or to analyze data directly within the database using the R programming language.Explore SQL Server Classes
Learn in-demand technology and computer skills to launch a new career in design, programming, marketing, business, and more. See the career pages for more information on required skills, tips for landing a job, typical day-to-day work, and where to find job postings.
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$196,000 / year106.67% more than the U.S. average
Digital Designers make graphics, animations, and other visual effects. Depending on their preference, a Digital Designer might choose to niche down to work exclusively on pre-print, web, or digital marketing. These niches that the Digital Designer is designing websites, applications, advertisements, or publications.
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$110,000 / yearSame as the U.S. average
Software engineers use their extensive knowledge of user experience design, operating systems, and programming languages to develop software. They can create different types of software, from games to operating systems. After analyzing a client's needs, they design, develop, and test software to meet that need. Software engineers can be divided into two distinct career categories: application engineers and systems engineers.
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$110,000 / year9.12% less than the U.S. average
Data scientists collect, organize, and analyze large sets of data, providing analysis that is key to decision making. Governments, non-profits, and businesses of all types rely on data for forecasting, risk management, and resource allocation. Data scientists discover and analyze trends in data, and report their findings to stakeholders. They will use algorithms and models to simplify and mine data sets to create data-driven recommendations. Data scientists are needed across a handful of industries, especially the ubiquity of data and the reliance on it for business decision-making.
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$70,000 / year5.89% less than the U.S. average
Data analysts review large amounts of data to summarize, analyze, and visualize it and provide insights. Working from data from multiple, relevant sources, they create and maintain databases, and use statistical techniques to analyze the collected data. Data analysts must be able to communicate with others about what the data shows and to be able to provide realistic recommendations based on their analysis. Many industries such as healthcare, advertising, and retail rely on the work of data analysts to inform their business decisions and strategy.
Salary in Portland
$103,000 / year2.94% more than the U.S. average
User experience (UX) designers are responsible for ensuring that digital products offer a seamless user experience, through prototyping, user research, and user testing. They will test the navigation and functionality of websites, apps, and more. UX designers must stay current on design trends to ensure ongoing adherence to best practices. They will also conduct ongoing user research to understand the habits and needs of users.
Salary in Portland
$102,000 / year5.38% less than the U.S. average
Product managers guide product development from ideation to market. Starting with consumer and market research, they use their understanding of customer wants and needs to inform product development and go-to-market strategy. They will work closely with engineering, marketing, sales, and other teams to launch products. After launch, they solicit and analyze feedback on the product to inform future iterations.
Salary in Portland
$126,000 / year6.09% more than the U.S. average
Python Developers typically choose to focus on back end web development, data science or analysis, scripting, or product development. They build the server side of websites, processes for data analysis, and create automation scripts.
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$71,000 / year10.73% less than the U.S. average
Business analysts use business, technology, and project management skills to analyze business problems and propose data-driven solutions. Grounded in technical expertise, business analysts perform risk analyses, manage project plans, and translate technical information such as diagrams and blueprints. Experienced business analysts can become business or project managers, which puts their professional expertise to work with the management of project deliverables and other people. Business analysts can put their skills to work across a variety of industries, companies, and job functions.
Salary in Portland
$82,000 / year10.29% more than the U.S. average
Financial analysts use their business, finance, or accounting background to analyze data and make recommendations for investments. They study past, present, and future business and economic trends to provide data-driven insights for business decision-making. Financial analysts take on roles as fund managers, portfolio managers, investment advisors, and risk analysts. Many earn additional credentials in the field, such as Certified Public Accountant or Project Management Professional certifications.
Salary in Portland
$54,000 / year10.11% less than the U.S. average
Digital marketers are responsible for designing, managing, and reviewing digital marketing campaigns. Using their expertise in search engine optimization (SEO), social media, backlinks, and digital ads, digital marketers provide data and demographic-driven marketing strategies. They may also help companies develop content marketing strategies through the use of blogs. Digital marketers also use data analytics to review digital marketing campaign results and provide guidance for future campaigns.
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$111,000 / yearSame as the U.S. average
Full Stack Developers build web applications for both the visible front end that users see and the back end that powers the applications.
Salary in Portland
$65,000 / yearSame as the U.S. average
Digital Strategy is the work behind digitally rich projects like websites, social media, SEO content, digital marketing, and more. Digital Strategists identify opportunities for growth and make plans for new website releases, content for their client with a specific end goal in mind, or an advertising campaign.
As a regional tech hub, Portland offers excellent job prospects and so much more. Lauded for the training available for those starting out, or already working in, a technology-related position, Portland is the place to be for those looking for a smaller, more welcoming “Silicon Valley” type of energy. That’s exactly why the stars from all hubs, especially the Bay Area, are moving to Portland. The city offers everything a tech professional gets in one of the more crowded and expensive locations, with the benefits of stretching out and enjoying both the workplace and the lifestyle.
The economy in Portland is strong, making it attractive to all levels of tech businesses. In return, as a tech mecca, the companies create jobs, expanding the tech scene. Portland is in a sweet spot at this moment, as it garners the buzz as a secret that’s about to be exposed regarding all things technology-related. As such, companies that aren’t necessarily tech-related are also moving into the area, resulting in even more opportunities for all who live there. Startups and consultants flock to the region, not just for the huge amount of support and options but because the quality of life is excellent.
Cleverly nicknamed “The Silicon Forest,” Portlanders show off a location that has the best of both worlds: terrific job opportunities with nature at their back door. Fortune 500 companies such as Nike and Precision Castparts are aware that tech wizards are in high demand everywhere in the nation, so they strive to make their workplaces as alluring as possible. According to their workforce, they’ve done an excellent job, as both companies rank high in employee satisfaction reports. The list of high-profile technology businesses and startups in Portland reaches into the thousands, but the number of available tech professionals needed at every level does not come close to meeting the demand. Recent job postings by companies headquartered in Portland include multiple opportunities for those in tech and business services. Big names looking for talent every day include Columbia Sportswear, Cambia Health Solutions, Adidas North America, and Tektronix, to drop just a few names.
Tektronix will make many techies sit up and become even more excited about their prospects in the industry. This high-tech business began in the 1940s, along with another legend, Electro Scientific Industries. These pioneers in tech began in Portland and were successful enough to branch out into nearby areas, growing fast with the desire to encourage other tech companies to join them. They easily met their goal when companies such as Floating Point Systems joined them when they were able to go public on the NYSE. Even Intel joined the excitement by moving its most advanced technical operations to Oregon.
Spin-offs, startups that became giants, and entrepreneurs with solid concepts helped grow Portland into the tech hub with more than 894 Silicon Forest companies. High-tech employment in the state reached almost 73,000 at the start of the millennium and has skyrocketed since then with a phenomenal 34.3% growth rate only a decade later. That rate is projected to at least hold steady or reflect Portland's incredibly successful efforts to continue to attract more companies and talent.
Unlike other regions with “Silicon” as part of their monikers, the heart of Oregon’s tech scene is in semiconductors. Intel demonstrated how it addresses the fast-moving area of semiconductors by the creation of its Ronler Acres campus, which has become the most advanced center in that sector anywhere. Forbes Magazine recently reported how desperate businesses are to get the number of chips they need yet have to wait in line to acquire. Chips are needed in practically every corner one turns, from greeting cards to cars, kitchen appliances, phone apps, and far beyond.
Considering a career in the tech industry is alluring, with anticipated high wages, opportunities to innovate, and a chance to make a real impact on the world. When starting a career in any area of technology, a candidate's work ethic and skills stand out. But there’s another factor that greatly influences the ability to stand out: location. Choosing a place that is hungry not just to acquire top talent but to support them enough that they’ll want to stay. As a whole, the tech community welcomes others to their hub since the overall vibe forms around the adage: “a rising tide lifts all boats.” Within that environment, spin-offs and startups flourish, and those performing at any level of any area that is tech-related flourish.
Across the economic metrics reported by the Portland Chamber of Commerce, there is robust growth in both terms of new companies formed, companies that are setting up satellite offices through acquisition, and even from the ground up. There is a massive 36.7% upward trend in hiring in Portland across all job sectors, meaning that the landscape is wide open for those who want an extraordinary quality of life while working exactly where they’d like. Major corporations with headquarters or anchor locations in Portland include Nike, Airbnb, Squarespace, Precision Castparts, and thousands of other easily recognizable names. Portland startups that are easy to identify include companies such as Vacasa, Zapproved, Ruby Receptionist, and Puppet, showing that companies that can back up their presence with real value excel in the City of Roses.
The flexibility and options stretch across all reaches of technology, and software engineers, creative and design talent, and web development, in particular, can locate any job they want and still stay in a location that embraces all things outdoors, as a location that entices those who enjoy all types of seasonal outdoor sports, many of the companies that attract those who want to combine their passions with their careers. Big outdoor names such as The Clymb, Dakine, Keen Footwear, Metolius Climbing, and Leatherman are prime examples of how a techie can also stay active—all as part of their job.
So beyond the amazing opportunities for putting tech skills to work, why Portland? First of all, the city itself glows with color from the multitude of flowers, especially roses, placed throughout the metropolitan area. In winter, snowflakes fall outside of office windows reminding workers that they are only an hour away from fun in the mountains. For those who want another environment that’s easy for Portland to offer: the ocean in just one quick drive to the west.
Respect for nature is a big deal in Portland, and in a recent report by WalletHub, Portland is the 9th greenest city in America. Residents are proud of their eco-friendly City of Roses, and many of the city’s most well-attended festivals and gatherings focus on all things clean and green. Additionally, people enjoy the scenery around them, such as the proximity to the Columbia River Gorge, Crater Lake, and Mt. Hood, where skiers can train most months of the year. Without leaving the city, locals love that their home has many hiking trails that make a living in a metro area feel like they’re living in a forest.
Salaries for tech professionals in Portland reflect the demand for more talent to join the workforce. With robust numbers such as the average salary for Digital Designers at an astounding $196,000, who wouldn’t want a career in Portland? Other examples of average salaries include Software Engineers who can look forward to six-figure earnings that start around $115,000, or a position as a Python Developer, who can enjoy an average salary of $126,000.
The city of Portland is worthy competition for quality tech training and education. As a major tech hub that needs a huge amount of talented professionals, it’s easy to find plenty of technology bootcamps and classes. More than nine training locations offer a range of at least 200 in-person courses to choose from in a vast array of subjects in technology, including Design, Digital Marketing, Data-related training, Coding, Business, Web Development, and IT. Most schools also offer live online and on-demand options, allowing students to choose how they’d like to learn. Two schools, ONLC and Certstaffix, hold classes in a computer lab, pre-loaded with the latest equipment and software, led by a live, off-site instructor. Additionally, Noble Desktop, the creator of this tool, has numerous live online, on-demand, and private lesson options.
Portland offers more than 40 in-person graphic design-related bootcamps and classes, all in close proximity to the center of the city or in nearby Eugene. Those wanting to pursue a design career have more than enough options to learn any type of design area they desire, and many schools also offer live, online options. Types of programs that can be found include bootcamps/immersives, certificates, and classes, ranging from six hours to twelve weeks in length. Topics across the graphic design spectrum are Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Visual Design, and UX Design. Highly-ranked schools that offer courses New Horizons, Ledet Training, the University of Oregon Boot Camps, Tech Academy, and General Assembly. Two other schools, ONLC and Certstaffix, hold classes in a computer lab with equipment pre-loaded with the latest software and a live instructor teaching from a remote site.
Schools that offer in-person Data Science classes and bootcamps in Portland include four training locations that provide more than twenty-two courses, including bootcamps, which dive deeply into hands-on instruction in this fast-growing field. Subjects within the realm of Data Science include Python, SQL, Machine Learning, and R. The schools that offer a range of data science courses in Portland include The Tech Academy, the University of Oregon, New Horizons and General Assembly. Additionally, Certstaffix holds data science classes in a local computer lab led by a live, offsite instructor.
For in-person classes and bootcamps in Portland in Web Development, students can choose from five schools with traditional classrooms and two schools that offer live instruction in a state-of-the-art computer lab with a live, off-site instructor leading the session. Schools that hold web development programs include Ledet Training, Alchemy Code Lab, PDX Code, Tech Academy, and Epicodus. Hybrid-style schools that offer computer lab access and a remote instructor are ONLC and Certstaffix. Additionally, Noble Desktop, the creator of this tool, offers numerous courses live and online.
Portland is one of the most popular places to work in the field of Digital Marketing. Attending an in-person Digital Marketing class or bootcamp in Portland is a wise investment to get ahead of the competition in the booming digital world. Students can choose from courses offered face-to-face at Ledet Training and two additional schools, ONCL and Certstaffix, which hold courses in computer labs with a live, remote instructor leading classes. Additionally, Noble Desktop, the creator of this tool, and other schools offer a wide array of options that are held live and online. Subjects students can choose from include Google Analytics, Google Ads, SEO, social media marketing, email marketing, and e-commerce.
Top schools in Portland that offer in-person Python bootcamps and classes include New Horizons and Tech Academy. Two additional schools, ONLC and Certstaffix, offer classes in computer labs with pre-loaded professional-level software and are led by a live instructor who is offsite. Python is essential for most careers in technology, and certain professions require knowledge in specific syntaxes of the language.
Students can choose in-person classes and bootcamps in video editing in Portland from Ledet Training. Additionally, Certstaffix offers courses in a fully-equipped computer lab led by a live, offsite instructor. Video editing classes are fast-paced, hands-on learning experiences that range from two to ten days. General areas of study in video editing include motion graphics, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and First Cut Pro.
In-person UX Design classes in Portland are offered by three top-notch schools, the University of Oregon, Ledet Training, and Tech Academy. These schools offer comprehensive overviews of the user experience (UX) and place particular emphasis on Sketch and Adobe XD.
Students have a choice of twenty-five unique in-person Excel classes throughout the Portland metropolitan area, as well as live online sessions and on-demand. All Excel sessions range from three hours to three days and are provided by prominent schools, including New Horizons and Ledet. Two more schools, ONLC and Certstaffix, hold their Excel courses in computer labs, with a live remote instructor available for assistance during class time. More options for Excel and other business-related skills are offered live and online by Noble Desktop, the creator of this tool. The necessity of fluent Excel skills stretches into most areas of a professional career, so general and specific classes in the software are available face-to-face, live and online, or on-demand. Prime examples of Excel workshops are those from General Assembly, which offers an Excel Bootcamp. This three-hour, hands-on and beginner-welcome session teaches attendees skills such as formatting techniques, mathematical formulas, PivotTables, charts, and beyond. This bootcamp can also be taken in a live, online class.
Offering onsite corporate tech training sessions is a terrific investment in your team or across the workplace. An expert instructor from Noble Desktop, the creator of this tool, will come to your location, or a live session can be tailored to present via a video conferencing platform such as Zoom. A wide variety of subjects and skill levels are available, and each is custom-tailored to fit the client. If preferred, individual employees can attend an open enrollment session at regularly scheduled times. Vouchers can be obtained at a discount when purchased in multiples. Contact Noble Desktop for further information.