Birmingham, AL (population: 226,152) has two laboratory science schools within its city limits. University of Alabama at Birmingham, the highest ranked school in the city with a laboratory science program, 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). To learn more about laboratory science programs in Birmingham, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of laboratory science professors at University of Alabama at Birmingham such as Ann Cusic, and Timothy Gawne.
Laboratory Science students from Birmingham schools who go on to become laboratory scientists, laboratory technicians, lab techs, clinical laboratory technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 29,630 people working as biological scientists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $69,430. Also, Medical and clinical laboratory technicians make on average $37,860 per year and there are about 152,420 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Birmingham-Hoover area alone, there are 850 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $34,500. Biological scientists in this area earn $64,910/yr and there are 50 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 biological scientists, and 2/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 2 laboratory science schools in Birmingham, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Alabama at Birmingham comes out as the most expensive ($11,131/yr) for laboratory science students, with Jefferson State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,192/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|