Birmingham, AL (population: 226,152) has two nutrition schools within its city limits. Samford University, the highest ranked school in the city with a nutrition program, has a total student population of 4,658. It is the 1328th highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus). To learn more about nutrition programs in Birmingham, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of nutrition professors at Samford University such as Patricia Terry.
Nutrition students from Birmingham schools who go on to become nutritional scientists, nutritionists, holistic nutritionists, animal nutritionists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 53,220 people working as dietitians and nutritionists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $53,230. Also, Health educators make on average $49,060 per year and there are about 63,320 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Birmingham-Hoover area alone, there are 100 employed health educators earning an average salary of $43,020. Dietitians and nutritionists in this area earn $45,600/yr and there are 190 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 dietitians and nutritionists, and 0/1000 are held by health educators.
Of the 2 nutrition schools in Birmingham, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Samford University comes out as the most expensive ($19,536/yr) for nutrition students, with University of Alabama at Birmingham as the lowest, reported at only $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|