Birmingham, AL (population: 226,152) has one laboratory technician school within its city limits. Jefferson State Community College has a total student population of 8,581. It is the 5832nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 71st highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
Laboratory Technician students from Birmingham schools who go on to become laboratory technicians, clinical laboratory technicians, medical laboratory technicians, laboratory technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 152,420 people working as medical and clinical laboratory technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,860. Also, Environmental science and protection technicians, including health make on average $43,520 per year and there are about 30,870 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Birmingham-Hoover area alone, there are 130 employed environmental science and protection technicians, including health earning an average salary of $46,770. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this area earn $34,500/yr and there are 850 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 clinical laboratory technicians, and 0/1000 are held by environmental science and protection technicians, including health.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Jefferson State Community College ends up costing a student $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|