Newport has a general population of 17,048 and an overall student population of 15,498. Approximately 15,378 of Newport's students are enrolled in schools that offer respiratory therapy programs.
The largest respiratory therapy school in Newport, by student population, is Northern Kentucky University. In 2010, approximately 13 students graduated from the Respiratory Therapy program at Northern Kentucky University.
A total of 13 students graduated with credentials in respiratory therapy from respiratory therapy schools in Newport in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,509 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Newport respiratory therapy schools was an average of $23,509 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for respiratory therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Newport-based respiratory therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $6,455 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,054.
If you plan on staying in Newport after graduating from respiratory therapy school, you should know that job prospects for respiratory therapists in Newport, which is the most popular respiratory therapy profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 respiratory therapists in Kentucky were working in the greater Newport area. The number of respiratory therapists in Newport is expected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. 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 Newport is $53,250 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for respiratory therapists.
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