Somerset has a total population of 11,352 and a student population of 8,195. Of these students, 8,195 are enrolled in schools that offer respiratory therapy programs.
The largest respiratory therapy school in Somerset, by student population, is Somerset Community College. Approximately 20 students graduated in 2010 from Somerset Community College with credentials in respiratory therapy.
A reported 20 students graduated with credentials in respiratory therapy in Somerset in 2010. In 2009 tuition at respiratory therapy schools in Somerset was $3,000 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for respiratory therapy related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Somerset after graduating from respiratory therapy school, you should know that job prospects for respiratory therapists in Somerset, which is the most popular respiratory therapy profession, are good. In 2010, of the 2,070 respiratory therapists in Kentucky, 180 were working in the greater Somerset area. The number of respiratory therapists in Somerset is expected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. 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 Somerset is $39,490 per year, which is lower than the average for respiratory therapists state-wide.