Tuscaloosa has a general population of 77,906 and an overall student population of 35,548. Approximately 28,699 of Tuscaloosa's students are enrolled in schools that offer sports medicine programs.
The largest sports medicine school in Tuscaloosa, by student population, is The University of Alabama. Approximately 22 students graduated in 2010 from The University of Alabama with credentials in sports medicine.
A reported 22 students graduated with credentials in sports medicine in Tuscaloosa in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Tuscaloosa's sports medicine schools was $21,565 per year for instate students and $33,765 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a sports medicine program in Tuscaloosa. And if you live on campus at one of the Tuscaloosa-based sports medicine schools, you will have an added expense of $6,894 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 Tuscaloosa, your job prospects are good. There were 1,280 sports medicine professionals working in Alabama and 110 working in the greater Tuscaloosa area in 2010. The number of sports medicine professionals in Tuscaloosa is expected to increase by 32% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for sports medicine professionals.
As a sports medicine professional in Tuscaloosa, 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.