Birmingham, AL (population: 226,152) has two LPN schools within its city limits. Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a LPN program, has a total student population of 4,353. It is the 4730th highest ranked school in the USA and the 44th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
LPN students from Birmingham schools who go on to become licensed practical nurses, nurses, LPNs, licensed vocational nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 728,670 people working as licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $40,900. Also, Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants make on average $24,980 per year and there are about 1,438,010 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Birmingham-Hoover area alone, there are 5,510 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $22,230. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $35,940/yr and there are 3,880 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 8 out of every 1000 jobs in Birmingham are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 11/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 2 LPN schools in Birmingham, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus comes out as the most expensive ($7,065/yr) for LPN 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|