Health Science Schools In Alabama

Alabama has 4 accredited health science schools where health science faculty who teach health science classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the health science academic community in Alabama, and the future trends in health science training at the following levels:

  • Health Science Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Health Science
  • Masters degree in Health Science
  • PhD degree in Health Science


  1. University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Administration Bldg Suite 1070, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0110

    143 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Auburn University

    Auburn, Alabama, Auburn University, Alabama 36849

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Oakwood University

    7000 Adventist Blvd NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35896

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Tri-State Institute

    100 London Pkwy Ste 150, Birmingham, Alabama 35211

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Health Science Employment

Alabama 105,110
National 7,588,750

Approximately 1% of the country's health science professionals work in Alabama state.

Employment Growth for Health science professionals In Alabama

90,730 97,000 86,430 98,830 78,940
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Alabama, the field of health science is shrinking. 11,790 less health science professionals were working in Alabama in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 13% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the national trend for health science professionals which shows a 9% decrease in the number of health science professionals working around the nation.

Health Science VS. All Professions salaries in Alabama

$56,993 $61,406 $63,674 $65,503 $69,725
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Health Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Alabama, as the number of health science professionals is declining, the salaries earned by health science professionals are increasing. The mean salary for health science professionals in 2006 was $56,993 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $69,725 per year.

Salary percentiles for Health science professionals in Alabama

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 18%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 67% pay differential between the highest paid health science professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of health science in Alabama.

Average Salaries for Health science professionals and related professions in Alabama

Biomedical Engineering
Health Information
Health Information Management
Health Science
X Ray Technician

In Alabama, health science professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Health Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alabama


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited health science schools in Alabama is increasing. In 2006, 45 students graduated from health science courses in Alabama. And in 2010, 69 students graduated.

This represents a 53% increase in the number of health science degree or certificate school graduates in Alabama state. 44% of these graduates received a doctor's degree in health science.

Health Science Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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