Marietta, GA (population: 68,931) has fourteen respiratory therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a respiratory therapy program, has a total student population of 20,291. It is the 66th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Respiratory Therapy students from Marietta 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.
Marietta lies in Cobb county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary.
Of the 14 respiratory therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Marietta, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Atlanta Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,211/yr) for respiratory therapy students, with Griffin Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $4,295/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Marietta|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||13.6 miles|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||19.8 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||43.2 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||72.6 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||80.9 miles|