Jackson has a general population of 59,643 and an overall student population of 12,797. Approximately 5,109 of Jackson's students are enrolled in schools that offer respiratory therapy programs.
Of the 1 respiratory therapy schools in Jackson, the largest respiratory therapy school, by student population, is Jackson State Community College. In 2010, Jackson State Community College graduated approximately 14 students from its respiratory therapy program.
In 2010, 14 students graduated with a respiratory therapy degree in Jackson. If you decide to attend a respiratory therapy school in Jackson, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,953.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for respiratory therapy related books and supplies every year.
After graduating with your credentials in respiratory therapy, if you decide to work as a respiratory therapist in Jackson, your job prospects are average. There were 2,250 respiratory therapists working in Tennessee and 120 working in the greater Jackson area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of respiratory therapists is expected to increase by 9% in Jackson. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for respiratory therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a respiratory therapist in Jackson is $33,300 per year, which is lower than the average for respiratory therapists state-wide.