Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has four respiratory therapy schools within its city limits. Concorde Career Colleges, the highest ranked school in the city with a respiratory therapy program, has a total student population of 821. It is the 1757th highest ranked school in the USA and the 53rd highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Respiratory Therapy students from Kansas City 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.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary.
Of the 4 respiratory therapy schools in Kansas City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Kansas City Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,787/yr) for respiratory therapy students, with Concorde Career Colleges as the lowest, reported at only $21,200/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|