Levelland has a general population of 12,866 and an overall student population of 10,011. Approximately 10,011 of Levelland's students are enrolled in schools that offer respiratory therapy programs.
South Plains College is the largest respiratory therapy school in Levelland, based on student population. In 2010, South Plains College graduated approximately 8 students with credentials in respiratory therapy.
A total of 8 students graduated with credentials in respiratory therapy from respiratory therapy schools in Levelland in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $1,444 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $990 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a respiratory therapy program in Levelland. And if you live on campus at one of the Levelland-based respiratory therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $3,100 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a respiratory therapist in Levelland, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 60 respiratory therapists in Texas were working in the greater Levelland area. By the year 2018, the number of respiratory therapists is expected to increase by 33% in Levelland. 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 Levelland is $44,480 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for respiratory therapists.