Amarillo has a general population of 173,627 and an overall student population of 11,812. Approximately 11,289 of Amarillo's students are enrolled in schools that offer respiratory therapy programs.
Amarillo's largest respiratory therapy school is Amarillo College. In 2010, Amarillo College graduated approximately 12 students from its respiratory therapy program.
A reported 12 students graduated with credentials in respiratory therapy in Amarillo in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $1,410 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,292 for respiratory therapy related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Amarillo after graduating from respiratory therapy school, you should know that job prospects for respiratory therapists in Amarillo, which is the most popular respiratory therapy profession, are good. There were 8,940 respiratory therapists working in Texas and 160 working in the greater Amarillo area in 2010. Amarillo's respiratory therapist workforce is projected to increase by 33% 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 Amarillo is $51,310 per year, which is higher than the average for respiratory therapists state-wide.