Birmingham, AL (population: 226,152) has one corrections school within its city limits. University of Alabama at Birmingham has a total student population of 16,874. It is the 2390th highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
Corrections students from Birmingham schools who go on to become correctional counselors, corrections officers, jailers, probation officers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 455,350 people working as correctional officers and jailers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $42,610. Also, Mental health and substance abuse social workers make on average $41,350 per year and there are about 127,140 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Birmingham-Hoover area alone, there are 170 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average salary of $34,430. Correctional officers and jailers in this area earn $34,910/yr and there are 1,220 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 correctional officers and jailers, and 0/1000 are held by mental health and substance abuse social workers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Alabama at Birmingham ends up costing a student $11,131/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|