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Gerontology Schools In Alabama

In Alabama, there are 2 accredited schools where gerontology classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the gerontology academic community in Alabama, and the future trends in gerontology training at the gerontology certificate level.


  1. Shelton State Community College

    9500 Old Greensboro Rd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405-8522

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of South Alabama

    307 N University Blvd, Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Gerontology Employment

Alabama 48,310
National 3,420,460

Of all of the gerontology professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Alabama state.

Employment Growth for Gerontology professionals In Alabama

46,830 49,160 46,620 47,650 48,310
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of gerontology professionals is growing in Alabama. In 2010 there were 1,480 more gerontology professionals working in Alabama than there were in 2006. This represents a 3% growth in the field. This growth is slower than the national trend for gerontology professionals which shows a 10% increase in the number of gerontology professionals working around the nation.

Gerontology VS. All Professions salaries in Alabama

$58,248 $59,375 $58,894 $53,930 $57,020
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Gerontology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to gerontology professionals are declining in Alabama. The mean salary for gerontology professionals in 2006 was $58,248 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $57,020 per year.

Salary percentiles for Gerontology professionals in Alabama

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This represents a 2% decline in salaries. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. Within the field of gerontology, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid gerontology professionals earning 143% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Alabama state.

Average Salaries for Gerontology professionals and related professions in Alabama


In Alabama, gerontology professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Gerontology programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alabama


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited gerontology schools in Alabama is decreasing.

There was a decrease in the number of gerontology school degree or certificate graduates in Alabama by 100%. 100% of these graduates received an undergraduate certificate in gerontology.

Gerontology Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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