With an overall population of 545,524 and a student population of 52,912, approximately 8,824 of Nashville students attend one of Nashville's schools that offer respiratory therapy programs.
Tennessee State University is the largest respiratory therapy school in Nashville, based on student population. In 2010, Tennessee State University graduated approximately 21 students from its respiratory therapy program.
A total of 21 students graduated with credentials in respiratory therapy from respiratory therapy schools in Nashville in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Nashville's respiratory therapy schools was $18,204 per year for instate students and $30,132 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,700 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a respiratory therapy program in Nashville. And if you live on campus at one of the Nashville-based respiratory therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $5,610 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,914.
After graduating with your credentials in respiratory therapy, if you decide to work as a respiratory therapist in Nashville, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 respiratory therapists in Tennessee were working in the greater Nashville area. By the year 2018, the number of respiratory therapists is expected to increase by 9% in Nashville. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for respiratory therapists.
As a respiratory therapist in Nashville, you can expect to make an average salary of $50,890 per year. This is higher than the average salary for respiratory therapists in the state.