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Public Health Schools In Alabama

In Alabama, there are 3 accredited schools where public health classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of public health and public health training in Alabama, which includes public health training at the following levels:


  1. Community College of the Air Force

    100 S Turner Blvd, Montgomery, Alabama 36114-0011

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

    Administration Bldg Suite 1070, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0110

    143 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Virginia College-Huntsville

    2800 Bob Wallace Ave, Huntsville, Alabama 35805-9945

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Public Health Employment

Alabama 4,770
National 484,220

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

Employment Growth for Public health professionals In Alabama

2,930 5,190 4,920 4,900 4,770
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Alabama, public health is a growing field. In 2010 there were 1,840 more public health professionals working in Alabama than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of public health has grown by 63% in Alabama. This is faster than the trend for public health professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of public health professionals has grown by 19% between 2006 and 2010.

Public Health VS. All Professions salaries in Alabama

$52,767 $52,510 $54,480 $54,020 $43,740
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to public health professionals are declining in Alabama. In 2006 public health professionals made a mean salary of $52,767 per year, and in 2010 they made $43,740 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public health professionals in Alabama

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25th percentile
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Thus, public health professionals' salaries declined by 21% in 4 years. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. There is a 139% pay differential between the highest paid public health professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of public health in Alabama.

Average Salaries for Public health professionals and related professions in Alabama

Emergency Management
Health Science
Healthcare Administration
Healthcare Management
Political Science
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work

Public health professionals in Alabama earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited public health schools in Alabama is increasing. In Alabama, there were 298 graduates in 2006. And there were 334 graduates from public health courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 12% percent increase in the number of public health school degree or certificate graduates in Alabama. A majority of these graduates, or 33%, graduated with a associate's degree in public health.

Public Health Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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