With an overall population of 107,789 and a student population of 16,251, approximately 7,857 of South Bend students attend one of South Bend's schools that offer respiratory therapy programs.
Ivy Tech Community College-Northcentral is the largest respiratory therapy school in South Bend, based on student population. In 2010, Ivy Tech Community College-Northcentral graduated approximately 13 students from its respiratory therapy program.
In 2010, 13 students graduated with a respiratory therapy degree from one of South Bend's respiratory therapy schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,090 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,060 for respiratory therapy related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in respiratory therapy, if you decide to work as a respiratory therapist in South Bend, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 2,960 respiratory therapists in Indiana, 110 were working in the greater South Bend area. By the year 2018, the number of respiratory therapists is expected to increase by 20% in South Bend. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for respiratory therapists.
As a respiratory therapist in South Bend, you can expect to make an average salary of $49,920 per year. This is lower than the average salary for respiratory therapists in the state.