Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has five respiratory therapy schools within its city limits. University of Arizona, the highest ranked school in the city with a respiratory therapy program, has a total student population of 38,767. It is the 834th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Respiratory Therapy students from Tucson 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.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary.
Of the 5 respiratory therapy schools in Tucson, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,123/yr) for respiratory therapy students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|