If you decide that you want to get a respiratory therapy degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 respiratory therapy schools in Syracuse, New York. With an overall population of 147,306 and a student population of 40,837, approximately 13,479 of Syracuse students attend one of Syracuse's schools that offer respiratory therapy programs.
The largest respiratory therapy school in Syracuse, by student population, is Upstate Medical University. In 2010, approximately 10 students graduated from the Respiratory Therapy program at Upstate Medical University.
In 2010, 19 students graduated with a respiratory therapy degree in Syracuse. In 2009 tuition at respiratory therapy schools in Syracuse was $3,922 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,230 for respiratory therapy related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Syracuse-based respiratory therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $6,194 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,176.
After graduating with your credentials in respiratory therapy, if you decide to work as a respiratory therapist in Syracuse, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 5,210 respiratory therapists in New York, 250 were working in the greater Syracuse area. By the year 2018, the number of respiratory therapists is expected to increase by 13% in Syracuse. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for respiratory therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a respiratory therapist in Syracuse is $51,550 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for respiratory therapists.
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