Birmingham, AL (population: 226,152) has six business writing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Auburn University Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a business writing program, has a total student population of 24,602. It is the 115th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Alabama.
Business Writing students from Birmingham schools who go on to become business writers, legal writing professors, copy editors, copywriters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 43,390 people working as writers and authors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $64,560. Also, Public relations specialists make on average $59,370 per year and there are about 242,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Birmingham-Hoover area alone, there are 1,190 employed public relations specialists earning an average salary of $47,940. Writers and authors in this area earn $44,010/yr and there are 130 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 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Birmingham are held by writers and authors, and 2/1000 are held by public relations specialists.
Of the 6 business writing schools with a 100-mile radius of Birmingham, only 3 have 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 business writing students, with University of West Georgia as the lowest, reported at only $9,714/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|