Cumberland has a total population of 21,518 and a student population of 4,177. Of these students, 4,085 are enrolled in schools that offer respiratory therapy programs.
Of the 1 respiratory therapy schools in Cumberland, the largest respiratory therapy school, by student population, is Allegany College of Maryland. Approximately 23 students graduated in 2010 from Allegany College of Maryland with credentials in respiratory therapy.
In 2010, 23 students graduated with a respiratory therapy degree in Cumberland. If you decide to attend one of Cumberland's respiratory therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,163 per year in instate tuition and $19,273 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for respiratory therapy related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Cumberland-based respiratory therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $6,000 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,823.
If you decide to work as a respiratory therapist in Cumberland, your job prospects are good. There were 1,790 respiratory therapists working in Maryland and 80 working in the greater Cumberland area in 2010. Cumberland's respiratory therapist workforce is projected to increase by 27% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for respiratory therapists.
As a respiratory therapist in Cumberland, you can expect to make an average salary of $48,520 per year. This is lower than the average salary for respiratory therapists in the state.