Alabama contains four schools that offer medical office programs. Virginia College-Birmingham, the highest-ranking medical office school in AL, has a total student population of 7,060 and is the 2492nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 medical office schools in Alabama, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Birmingham comes out as the most expensive ($21,586/yr), with Fortis College as the lowest recorded at only $8,448/yr.
Medical Office students from Alabama schools who go on to become medical office administrators, office administrators, medical billing specialists, medical office assistants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 271,710 people working as medical and health services managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,970. 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 Alabama alone, there are 2,140 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average yearly salary of $32,390. Medical and health services managers in this state earn $83,980/yr and there are 2,280 employed.
Also, within the medical office schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from medical office, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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