With an overall population of 21,981 and a student population of 4,419, approximately 4,419 of Ashland students attend one of Ashland's schools that offer respiratory therapy programs.
Of the 1 respiratory therapy schools in Ashland, the largest respiratory therapy school, by student population, is Ashland Community and Technical College. In 2010, Ashland Community and Technical College graduated approximately 7 students from its respiratory therapy program.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a respiratory therapy degree from one of Ashland's respiratory therapy schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,000 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for respiratory therapy related books and supplies every year.
If you decide to work as a respiratory therapist in Ashland, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 2,070 respiratory therapists in Kentucky, 210 were working in the greater Ashland area. By the year 2018, the number of respiratory therapists is expected to increase by 23% in Ashland. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for respiratory therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a respiratory therapist in Ashland is $47,160 per year, which is higher than the average for respiratory therapists state-wide.