Dundalk, MD (population: 66,755) has fifty-four respiratory therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Pennsylvania, the highest ranked school in this group with a respiratory therapy program, has a total student population of 24,599. It is the 5th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Pennsylvania.
Respiratory Therapy students from Dundalk 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.
Dundalk lies in Baltimore county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Baltimore-Towson area has 1,259,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary.
Of the 54 respiratory therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Dundalk, only 17 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Joseph's University comes out as the most expensive ($34,548/yr) for respiratory therapy students, with Prince George's Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,203/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dundalk|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||17.7 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||18.2 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||33.5 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||33.9 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||34.7 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||36.9 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||37.5 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||37.6 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||44.9 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||48.2 miles|