You’ve always loved helping people and found an interest in those sluggish science classes. Whether you prefer to diagnose, treat, or prevent, it’s obvious healthcare is the place for you.
In healthcare, you need others, and they definitely need you. The healthcare industry added 271,000 new positions last year, and the upward trend is continuing in 2014. Job boards have already seen a 16% increase in healthcare job postings compared to this time last year*.
There's a shortage of healthcare professionals worldwide. With an overall aging population and the increasing complexity of the healthcare system, the time has never been better to be a trained and qualified healthcare professional. If it’s time to start your healthcare career, up, up and away!*HealthECareers, http://www.healthecareers.com/article/healthcare-job-outlook-most-new-jobs-projected/174918
The healthcare industry is undergoing a significant shift in how it operates. Healthcare professionals at all levels must embrace new technological options. For those studying at the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Health Professionals, keeping ahead of those changes is embedded in the curriculum. UAB offers courses featuring the latest practical information in areas such as health information technology and health services administration. Students are able to put in place what they've learned through on-campus organizations and school-sponsored internships. The health professionals department at Alabama-Birmingham offers graduate and undergraduate students unique ways to advance their education. For example, Fast Track, allows UAB students to achieve B.S. and M.S. degrees simultaneously, requiring a five-year commitment. Professionals with five years of experience in the healthcare field can apply for the Executive MSHA program. This opportunity offers an advanced degree in two years by spending just eight days on the UAB campus three times per year. For those already working in the healthcare industry, the flexibility of the Alabama-Birmingham's School of Health Professions provides a few different options for continuing education while working.
Samford University offers 48 Healthcare degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 750 Healthcare students graduated with students earning 334 Bachelor's degrees, 282 Doctoral degrees, and 134 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL||24 : 1||22,080|
|Samford University Birmingham, AL||15 : 1||5,692|
|Jefferson State Community College Birmingham, AL||59 : 1||8,711|
|Herzing University-Birmingham Birmingham, AL||34 : 1||586|
|Bevill State Community College Jasper, AL||36 : 1||3,787|
|Fortis Institute-Birmingham Birmingham, AL||43 : 1||514|
|Lawson State Community College Birmingham, AL||39 : 1||3,375|
|University of Montevallo Montevallo, AL||17 : 1||2,553|
|Strayer University-Alabama Birmingham, AL||901 : 1||1,802|
|Birmingham-Southern College Birmingham, AL||12 : 1||1,209|