Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has four respiratory therapy schools within its city limits. University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the highest ranked school in the city with a respiratory therapy program, has a total student population of 29,080. It is the 1903rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Nevada (#1 is Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences).
Respiratory Therapy students from Las Vegas 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.
Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary.
Of the 4 respiratory therapy schools in Las Vegas, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Las Vegas Campus comes out as the most expensive ($22,148/yr) for respiratory therapy students, with University of Nevada-Las Vegas as the lowest, reported at only $8,166/yr.