With an overall population of 139,722 and a student population of 18,432, approximately 17,151 of Brownsville students attend one of Brownsville's schools that offer respiratory therapy programs.
The University of Texas at Brownsville is the largest respiratory therapy school in Brownsville, based on student population. Approximately 28 students graduated in 2010 from The University of Texas at Brownsville with credentials in respiratory therapy.
A total of 28 students graduated with credentials in respiratory therapy from respiratory therapy schools in Brownsville in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Brownsville's respiratory therapy schools was $15,608 per year for instate students and $22,810 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $646 for respiratory therapy related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,367 per year, on average, for room and board at Brownsville-based respiratory therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,826.
If you decide to work as a respiratory therapist in Brownsville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 8,940 respiratory therapists in Texas. Of these respiratory therapists, 170 were working in the greater Brownsville area. Brownsville'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 Brownsville is $51,950 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for respiratory therapists.