Elmira, NY has eleven respiratory therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Marywood University, the highest ranked school in this group with a respiratory therapy program, has a total student population of 3,471. It is the 260th highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Respiratory Therapy students from Elmira 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.
Elmira lies in Chemung county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Elmira area has 37,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 5.0% unemployment rate, $19.02/hr average worker wage, and a $39,560 average annual salary.
Of the 11 respiratory therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Elmira, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Scranton comes out as the most expensive ($27,939/yr) for respiratory therapy students, with Luzerne County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,635/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Elmira|
|Painted Post||NY||-||1||33.1704||2||15.5 miles|
|Wilkes Barre||PA||-||4||40.1855||76||75.5 miles|