Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has six respiratory therapy schools within its city limits. Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health, the highest ranked school in the city with a respiratory therapy program, has a total student population of 672. It is the 1082nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 9th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Respiratory Therapy students from Omaha 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.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary.
Of the 6 respiratory therapy schools in Omaha, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Creighton University comes out as the most expensive ($25,370/yr) for respiratory therapy students, with Metropolitan Community College Area as the lowest, reported at only $6,723/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|