With an overall population of 242,820 and a student population of 44,088, approximately 8,581 of Birmingham students attend one of Birmingham's schools that offer veterinary programs.
Jefferson State Community College is the largest veterinary school in Birmingham, based on student population. Approximately 24 students graduated in 2010 from Jefferson State Community College with credentials in veterinary.
In 2010, 24 students graduated with a veterinary degree in Birmingham. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,060 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,500 for veterinary related books and supplies each year.
Many veterinary graduates choose to work as veterinarians after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Birmingham, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 19 veterinarians in Alabama were working in the greater Birmingham area. The number of veterinarians in Birmingham is expected to increase by 26% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for veterinarians.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a veterinarian in Birmingham is $18,530 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for veterinarians.