Minot, ND has thirty respiratory therapy schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest ranked school in this group with a respiratory therapy program, has a total student population of 51,659. It is the 31st highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Minnesota.
Respiratory Therapy students from Minot 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.
Minot lies in Ward county, which is one of the 32 counties in North Dakota. Overall, the West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area has 52,680 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $17.05/hr average worker wage, and a $35,470 average annual salary.
Of the 30 respiratory therapy schools with a 500-mile radius of Minot, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Minneapolis/St Paul Campus comes out as the most expensive ($26,850/yr) for respiratory therapy students, with National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension as the lowest, reported at only $2,785/yr.
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