With an overall population of 17,299 and a student population of 1,178, approximately 1,178 of Takoma Park students attend one of Takoma Park's schools that offer respiratory therapy programs.
Washington Adventist University is the largest respiratory therapy school in Takoma Park, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 2 students graduated from the Respiratory Therapy program at Washington Adventist University.
A reported 2 students graduated with credentials in respiratory therapy in Takoma Park in 2010. In 2009 tuition at respiratory therapy schools in Takoma Park was $19,480 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for respiratory therapy related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,200 per year, on average, for room and board at Takoma Park-based respiratory therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $21,780.
If you decide to work as a respiratory therapist in Takoma Park, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,790 respiratory therapists in Maryland. Of these respiratory therapists, 300 were working in the greater Takoma Park area. By the year 2018, the number of respiratory therapists is expected to increase by 27% in Takoma Park. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for respiratory therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a respiratory therapist in Takoma Park is $77,020 per year, which is higher than the average for respiratory therapists state-wide.