Mesa, AZ (population: 474,115) has two respiratory therapy schools within its city limits. Pima Medical Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a respiratory therapy program, has a total student population of 1,274. It is the 2416th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Respiratory Therapy students from Mesa schools who go on to become respiratory therapists, respiratory care specialists, respiratory care practitioners, certified respiratory therapists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 107,270 people working as respiratory therapists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $54,200.
Mesa lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary.
Of the 2 respiratory therapy schools in Mesa, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brookline College comes out as the most expensive ($17,402/yr) for respiratory therapy students, with Pima Medical Institute as the lowest, reported at only $16,281/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mesa|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||36.7 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||88.8 miles|