With an overall population of 40,862 and a student population of 10,303, approximately 5,564 of York students attend one of York's schools that offer respiratory therapy programs.
The largest respiratory therapy school in York, by student population, is York College Pennsylvania. Approximately 17 students graduated in 2010 from York College Pennsylvania with credentials in respiratory therapy.
In 2010, 17 students graduated with a respiratory therapy degree in York. In 2009 tuition at respiratory therapy schools in York was $14,460 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a respiratory therapy program in York. And if you live on campus at one of the York-based respiratory therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $8,080 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $17,160.
Many respiratory therapy graduates choose to work as respiratory therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in York, your job prospects are good. There were 4,700 respiratory therapists working in Pennsylvania and 90 working in the greater York area in 2010. The number of respiratory therapists in York is expected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for respiratory therapists.
As a respiratory therapist in York, you can expect to make an average salary of $54,490 per year. This is higher than the average salary for respiratory therapists in the state.