Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has two respiratory therapy schools within its city limits. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a respiratory therapy program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington.
Respiratory Therapy students from Seattle 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.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary.
Of the 2 respiratory therapy schools in Seattle, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Washington-Seattle Campus comes out as the most expensive ($8,906/yr) for respiratory therapy students, with Seattle Central Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,598/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|