Birmingham, AL (population: 226,152) has three allied health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville, the highest ranked school in this group with an allied health program, has a total student population of 6,311. It is the 3055th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
Allied Health students from Birmingham schools who go on to become allied health professionals, physicians, nurses, forensic nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 271,710 people working as medical and health services managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,970. Also, Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists make on average $72,310 per year and there are about 98,330 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Birmingham-Hoover area alone, there are 140 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $*. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $86,250/yr and there are 750 employed.
Birmingham lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Birmingham-Hoover area has 494,530 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,060 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Birmingham are held by medical and health services managers, and 0/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 3 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Birmingham, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oakwood University comes out as the most expensive ($24,801/yr) for allied health students, with John C Calhoun State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,310/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Birmingham|
|Alexander City||AL||-||1||11.6004||38||63.6 miles|
|Auburn University||AL||-||1||74.9047||131||99.5 miles|