Baltimore has a general population of 651,154 and an overall student population of 99,295. Approximately 6,953 of Baltimore's students are enrolled in schools that offer respiratory therapy programs.
Baltimore's largest respiratory therapy school is Baltimore City Community College. Approximately 14 students graduated in 2010 from Baltimore City Community College with credentials in respiratory therapy.
In 2010, 14 students graduated with a respiratory therapy degree from one of Baltimore's respiratory therapy schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,062 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for respiratory therapy related books and supplies every year.
Many respiratory therapy graduates choose to work as respiratory therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Baltimore, your job prospects are good. There were 1,790 respiratory therapists working in Maryland and 890 working in the greater Baltimore area in 2010. The government projects that the number of respiratory therapists in Baltimore will increase by 27% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for respiratory therapists.
As a respiratory therapist in Baltimore, you can expect to make an average salary of $64,750 per year. This is higher than the average salary for respiratory therapists in the state.