Birmingham, AL (population: 226,152) has two teacher training schools within its city limits. Samford University, the highest ranked school in the city with a teacher training 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).
Teacher Training students from Birmingham schools who go on to become teacher trainers, educational trainers, training specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 8,488,740 people working as education, training, and library employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $49,530. Also, Vocational education teachers make on average $52,030 per year and there are about 114,420 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Birmingham-Hoover area alone, there are 420 employed vocational education teachers earning an average salary of $39,980. Education, training, and library employees in this area earn $48,310/yr and there are 26,010 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 53 out of every 1000 jobs in Birmingham are held by education, training, and library employees, and 1/1000 are held by vocational education teachers.
Of the 2 teacher training 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 teacher training 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|