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Respiratory Therapy Schools in California

There are five schools in the state of California offering respiratory therapy programs. In 2010, 123 students graduated from programs at California respiratory therapy schools. 91 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 32 of all these students graduated with certificates.

Overview

98 students graduate from programs in this state in respiratory therapy, on average, each year. This accounts for about 18% of students who schools in the United States graduate from respiratory therapy programs. Out of those, 32 students graduated with certificates in respiratory therapy and 91 with a degree at the associate's level.

Five respiratory therapy schools are located in this state. And out of these, five schools are private. Private respiratory therapy school tuition varies from $10,408 to $33,158.

Average tuition for respiratory therapy programs is $20,941. The highest tuition for respiratory therapy programs, which is $33,158 per year, is at the American Career College-Anaheim, while the lowest tuition in California is at the Pima Medical Institute-Chula Vista.

California respiratory therapy schools offer certificates and associates degrees.

Respiratory Therapy Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

98 students graduate from programs in this state in respiratory therapy, on average, each year. This accounts for about 18% of students who schools in the United States graduate from respiratory therapy programs. Out of those, 32 students graduated with certificates in respiratory therapy and 91 with a degree at the associate's level.

Respiratory Therapy Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 7
  • Certificate 2008: 25
  • Certificate 2009: 29
  • Certificate 2010: 32
  • Associate 2006: 33
  • Associate 2007: 46
  • Associate 2008: 48
  • Associate 2009: 36
  • Associate 2010: 91

Respiratory Therapy Program Availability in California

California schools offer a total of five programs in respiratory therapy. Of these programs, 60% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates.

Respiratory Therapy Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 2
  • Associate: 3

Respiratory Therapists — Salary by Percentile

Respiratory Therapists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 50760
  • 25th Percentile: 58330
  • Median: 67470
  • 75th Percentile: 77510
  • 90th Percentile: 89140

Respiratory Therapy Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Respiratory Therapy Technicians — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 33220
  • 25th Percentile: 42010
  • Median: 54080
  • 75th Percentile: 63140
  • 90th Percentile: 72130

Respiratory Therapists — Employment Trend

Respiratory Therapists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 58310
  • Median Salary 2007: 60480
  • Median Salary 2008: 64110
  • Median Salary 2009: 64560
  • Median Salary 2010: 67470
  • Total Employed 2006: 10660
  • Total Employed 2007: 11510
  • Total Employed 2008: 11570
  • Total Employed 2009: 12230
  • Total Employed 2010: 12570

Respiratory Therapy Technicians — Employment Trend

Respiratory Therapy Technicians — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 51870
  • Median Salary 2007: 54150
  • Median Salary 2008: 54330
  • Median Salary 2009: 55610
  • Median Salary 2010: 54080
  • Total Employed 2006: 980
  • Total Employed 2007: 1130
  • Total Employed 2008: 870
  • Total Employed 2009: 970
  • Total Employed 2010: 830

California vs National Respiratory Therapy Employment

California vs National Respiratory Therapy Employment

  • Employed in California: 10.908% (13400)

Respiratory Therapy Schools in California

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1. The Pima Medical Institute - Chula Vista

780 Bay Blvd Suite101
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 425-3200

The Pima Medical Institute-Chula Vista offers one program in respiratory therapy and it is in the suburbs of Chula Vista, California. This small school is a for-profit 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the fourth biggest institution in the state of California offering respiratory therapy.

2. Concorde Career College - North Hollywood

12412 Victory Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91606-3134
(818) 766-8151

Concorde Career College-North Hollywood is near the center of the city and it offers one respiratory therapy program. This vocational school is one of 242 vocational schools in California. This school ranks second in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

3. Carrington College California - Pleasant Hill

380 Civic Dr Ste 300
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 609-6650

Carrington College California-Pleasant Hill is in the suburbs of Pleasant Hill, California and it offers one program in respiratory therapy. In terms of programs, this small school is the third largest institution in the state of California offering respiratory therapy.

4. Concorde Career College - Garden Grove

12951 Euclid Street- Suite 101
Garden Grove, CA 92840-9201
(714) 703-1900

Concorde Career College-Garden Grove offers one program in respiratory therapy and this school is located in the suburbs of Garden Grove, California. It is one of 242 vocational schools in California. It is the oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in respiratory therapy.

5. The American Career College - Ontario

3130 East Sedona Court
Ontario, CA 91764
(951) 739-0788

Founded in 2005, the American Career College-Ontario is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school, which is 3.9 miles from the center of the city, is in Ontario, CA. It offers subjects including healthcare administration, dental assisting, and allied health. This school offers seven certificates and two degrees at the associates level to students. 1,416 students pursued degrees from the nine programs at this school in 2010. The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges accredits this school. It is one of 242 vocational schools in California.

6. The American Career College - Anaheim

1200 N. Magnolia Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92801-0000
(714) 952-9066

The American Career College-Anaheim is near the center of the city and it offers one respiratory therapy program. It is one of 242 vocational schools in California. It is the biggest institution in the state of California offering respiratory therapy.