Birmingham has a general population of 242,820 and an overall student population of 44,088. Approximately 16,874 of Birmingham's students are enrolled in schools that offer healthcare management programs.
Of the 1 healthcare management schools in Birmingham, the largest healthcare management school, by student population, is University of Alabama at Birmingham. In 2010, University of Alabama at Birmingham graduated approximately 23 students with credentials in healthcare management.
A total of 23 students graduated with credentials in healthcare management from healthcare management schools in Birmingham in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Birmingham's healthcare management schools was $19,115 per year for instate students and $25,451 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for healthcare management related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,142 per year, on average, for room and board at Birmingham-based healthcare management schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,146.
If you plan on staying in Birmingham after graduating from healthcare management school, you should know that job prospects for healthcare managers in Birmingham, which is the most popular healthcare management profession, are average. There were 2,620 healthcare managers working in Alabama and 120 working in the greater Birmingham area in 2010. The number of healthcare managers in Birmingham is expected to increase by 11% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for healthcare managers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a healthcare manager in Birmingham is $72,770 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for healthcare managers.