Tyler has a general population of 83,650 and an overall student population of 18,298. Approximately 11,045 of Tyler's students are enrolled in schools that offer respiratory therapy programs.
The largest respiratory therapy school in Tyler, by student population, is Tyler Junior College. In 2010, Tyler Junior College graduated approximately 19 students from its respiratory therapy program.
A total of 19 students graduated with credentials in respiratory therapy from respiratory therapy schools in Tyler in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $11,424 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Tyler respiratory therapy schools was an average of $12,024 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,116 for respiratory therapy related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,150 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,362.
If you decide to work as a respiratory therapist in Tyler, your job prospects are good. There were 8,940 respiratory therapists working in Texas and 150 working in the greater Tyler area in 2010. The number of respiratory therapists in Tyler is expected to increase by 33% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for respiratory therapists.
As a respiratory therapist in Tyler, you can expect to make an average salary of $45,750 per year. This is lower than the average salary for respiratory therapists in the state.