With an overall population of 292,648 and a student population of 73,039, approximately 14,823 of Buffalo students attend one of Buffalo's schools that offer respiratory therapy programs.
Erie Community College is the largest respiratory therapy school in Buffalo, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 23 students graduated from the Respiratory Therapy program at Erie Community College.
A reported 23 students graduated with credentials in respiratory therapy in Buffalo in 2010. If you decide to attend a respiratory therapy school in Buffalo, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,640.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a respiratory therapy program in Buffalo.
After graduating with your credentials in respiratory therapy, if you decide to work as a respiratory therapist in Buffalo, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 7 respiratory therapists in New York were working in the greater Buffalo area. The number of respiratory therapists in Buffalo is expected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for respiratory therapists.
As a respiratory therapist in Buffalo, you can expect to make an average salary of $52,530 per year. This is lower than the average salary for respiratory therapists in the state.