With an overall population of 26,307 and a student population of 7,753, approximately 7,464 of Paducah students attend one of Paducah's schools that offer respiratory therapy programs.
Paducah's largest respiratory therapy school is West Kentucky Community and Technical College. In 2010, West Kentucky Community and Technical College graduated approximately 10 students from its respiratory therapy program.
In 2010, 10 students graduated with a respiratory therapy degree from one of Paducah's respiratory therapy schools. In 2009 tuition at respiratory therapy schools in Paducah was $3,000 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a respiratory therapy program in Paducah.
Many respiratory therapy graduates choose to work as respiratory therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Paducah, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 respiratory therapists in Kentucky were working in the greater Paducah area. Paducah's respiratory therapist workforce is projected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for respiratory therapists.
As a respiratory therapist in Paducah, you can expect to make an average salary of $38,910 per year. This is lower than the average salary for respiratory therapists in the state.