Birmingham’s Education and Health Services sector comprises more than 70,000 employees.
The Birmingham region is supported by 21 hospitals dispersed throughout the seven-county region.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is Alabama’s largest single employer with more than 23,000 employees and receives more than $450 million annually in federal research funding.
10 UAB health care delivery programs ranked among the top 25 by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
UAB is the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a six-state region.
In 2014, Children’s of Alabama received more than 653,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits from every county in Alabama, 42 states and ten foreign countries.
Lakeshore Foundation is one of only two U.S training sites for both Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
Birmingham based HealthSouth Corporation is the nation’s largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitative hospitals.
There are currently 2,304 RN jobs available in the Birmingham area, according to ZypRecruiter.
The McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University is ranked the #2 private pharmacy school in the south by U.S. News & World Report.