Birmingham has a total population of 242,820 and a student population of 44,088. Of these students, 4,658 are enrolled in schools that offer sports medicine programs.
Of the 1 sports medicine schools in Birmingham, the largest sports medicine school, by student population, is Samford University. In 2010, approximately 2 students graduated from the Sports Medicine program at Samford University.
A total of 2 students graduated with credentials in sports medicine from sports medicine schools in Birmingham in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,420 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for sports medicine related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Birmingham-based sports medicine schools, you will have an added expense of $6,624 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in sports medicine, if you decide to work as a sports medicine professional in Birmingham, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 26 sports medicine professionals in Alabama were working in the greater Birmingham area. Birmingham's sports medicine professional workforce is projected to increase by 32% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for sports medicine professionals.
As a sports medicine professional in Birmingham, you can expect to make an average salary of $51,090 per year. This is the same as the average salary for sports medicine professionals in the state.