CLUSTER OVERVIEW

Southwest Alabama is home to a vibrant healthcare community that includes not only health care providers but researches and educators as well. The healthcare industry is a stabilizing force in the regional labor market that can stay strong and expand employment throughout the economic cycle. The healthcare cluster provides world-class treatment for residents in Southwest Alabama while also providing challenging and rewarding jobs.

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In SAWDC’s 9 county region, healthcare provides employment for over 40,000 individuals, and make slightly above average wages compared to the rest of the jobs in the area. For those eager to serve, few jobs are as rewarding as going into the healthcare field, where they can make a difference every day.

OUR PARTNERS

SAWDC’s Healthcare partners include:

USA Health: Children’s & Women’s Hospital

Infirmary Health

Crowne Healthcare

Ball Healthcare

Franklin Primary Health Center

HMRVSI: William F Green State Veterans Home

Education Required:

Medical Degree

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$90,500 – $269,300

Physician Video

Education Required:

Doctorate

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$93, 400 – $134,600

Pharmacist Video

Education Required:

Master’s Degree

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$57,600 – $106,100

Physician Assistant Video

Education Required:

Associates Degree or Bachelor’s Degree

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$43,900 – $62,000

Registered Nurse Video

Education Required:

Associates Degree

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$41,100 – $52,300

Respiratory Therapist Video

Education Required:

Associates Degree

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$38,480 – $62,000

Education Required:

Associates Degree

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$42,000 – $63,200

Physical Therapy Assistant

Education Required:

Associates Degree

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$30,300 – $54,500

Medical Laboratory Technician Video

Education Required:

Associates Degree

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$26,100 – $37,400

Surgical Technician

Education Required:

Certificate

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$21,900 – $37,700

Medical Biller/Coder

Education Required:

Certificate

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$20,900 – $28,900

Medical Assistant

Education Required:

Certificate

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$18,000 – $28,500

Certified Nursing Assistant

Education Required:

Certificate

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$21,900 – $33,200

Phlebotomist

INTERESTED IN HEALTHCARE?

  • You want to help improve the lives of others

  • You are detail-oriented and self-confident

  • You have a positive attitude and work well under pressure

  • You are reliable and have a strong work ethic

  • You have great communication skills and are able to empathize in difficult situations

The Project Manager provides cluster management, project coordination, case management/tracking, and maintains persistent attention to the workforce needs of the employer members.

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