Birmingham, AL (population: 226,152) has one mental health 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).
Mental Health students from Birmingham schools who go on to become psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 98,330 people working as clinical, counseling, and school psychologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $72,310. Also, Psychiatrists make on average $163,660 per year and there are about 22,210 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Birmingham-Hoover area alone, there are ** employed psychiatrists earning an average salary of $172,560. Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in this area earn $*/yr and there are 140 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 clinical, counseling, and school psychologists, and **/1000 are held by psychiatrists.
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|