With an overall population of 85,013 and a student population of 9,273, approximately 179 of Sioux City students attend one of Sioux City's schools that offer respiratory therapy programs.
Of the 1 respiratory therapy schools in Sioux City, the largest respiratory therapy school, by student population, is St Luke's College. Approximately 7 students graduated in 2010 from St Luke's College with credentials in respiratory therapy.
A reported 7 students graduated with credentials in respiratory therapy in Sioux City in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,841 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,250 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a respiratory therapy program in Sioux City. And if you live on campus at one of the Sioux City-based respiratory therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $501 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $21,145.
After graduating with your credentials in respiratory therapy, if you decide to work as a respiratory therapist in Sioux City, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 920 respiratory therapists in Iowa, 40 were working in the greater Sioux City area. Sioux City's respiratory therapist workforce is projected to increase by 20% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for respiratory therapists.
As a respiratory therapist in Sioux City, you can expect to make an average salary of $45,500 per year. This is lower than the average salary for respiratory therapists in the state.