With an overall population of 49,296 and a student population of 26,653, approximately 4,844 of Bowling Green students attend one of Bowling Green's schools that offer respiratory therapy programs.
The largest respiratory therapy school in Bowling Green, by student population, is Bowling Green Technical College. Approximately 19 students graduated in 2010 from Bowling Green Technical College with credentials in respiratory therapy.
A total of 19 students graduated with credentials in respiratory therapy from respiratory therapy schools in Bowling Green in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,000 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for respiratory therapy related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in respiratory therapy, if you decide to work as a respiratory therapist in Bowling Green, your job prospects are good. There were 2,070 respiratory therapists working in Kentucky and 100 working in the greater Bowling Green area in 2010. Bowling Green's respiratory therapist workforce is projected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for respiratory therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a respiratory therapist in Bowling Green is $44,260 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for respiratory therapists.