Reading has a general population of 81,207 and an overall student population of 15,124. Approximately 5,425 of Reading's students are enrolled in schools that offer respiratory therapy programs.
Reading's largest respiratory therapy school is Reading Area Community College. In 2010, approximately 13 students graduated from the Respiratory Therapy program at Reading Area Community College.
A total of 13 students graduated with credentials in respiratory therapy from respiratory therapy schools in Reading in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,690 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,600 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a respiratory therapy program in Reading.
Many respiratory therapy graduates choose to work as respiratory therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Reading, your job prospects are good. There were 4,700 respiratory therapists working in Pennsylvania and 100 working in the greater Reading area in 2010. The number of respiratory therapists in Reading is expected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for respiratory therapists.
As a respiratory therapist in Reading, you can expect to make an average salary of $47,340 per year. This is lower than the average salary for respiratory therapists in the state.