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Respiratory Therapy

45 respiratory therapy schools are located in the United States. These schools offer certificates in respiratory therapy and undergraduate level degrees. A program in respiratory therapy prepares students for careers as respiratory therapists. Students will study subjects such as mechanics, mathematics, and biology.

Respiratory Therapy Program Completions 2006 - 2010

On average, 703 students graduate from respiratory therapy programs every year. Specifically, 125 students graduated with respiratory therapy certificates, 563 with a degree at the associate's level, and 24 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Respiratory Therapy Program Completions 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 9
  • Certificate 2007: 52
  • Certificate 2008: 170
  • Certificate 2009: 137
  • Certificate 2010: 125
  • Associate 2006: 149
  • Associate 2007: 295
  • Associate 2008: 518
  • Associate 2009: 626
  • Associate 2010: 563
  • Bachelor 2006: 3
  • Bachelor 2007: 0
  • Bachelor 2008: 6
  • Bachelor 2009: 6
  • Bachelor 2010: 24

Respiratory Therapists — Salary by Percentile

Respiratory Therapists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 39990
  • 25th Percentile: 46160
  • Median: 54280
  • 75th Percentile: 63510
  • 90th Percentile: 73410

Respiratory Therapy Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Respiratory Therapy Technicians — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 29630
  • 25th Percentile: 36720
  • Median: 45210
  • 75th Percentile: 55490
  • 90th Percentile: 65930

Respiratory Therapists — Employment Trend

Respiratory Therapists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 47420
  • Median Salary 2007: 50070
  • Median Salary 2008: 52200
  • Median Salary 2009: 53330
  • Median Salary 2010: 54280
  • Total Employed 2006: 99330
  • Total Employed 2007: 101180
  • Total Employed 2008: 103870
  • Total Employed 2009: 107270
  • Total Employed 2010: 109270

Respiratory Therapy Technicians — Employment Trend

Respiratory Therapy Technicians — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 39120
  • Median Salary 2007: 40590
  • Median Salary 2008: 42430
  • Median Salary 2009: 44700
  • Median Salary 2010: 45210
  • Total Employed 2006: 18710
  • Total Employed 2007: 17610
  • Total Employed 2008: 16210
  • Total Employed 2009: 15100
  • Total Employed 2010: 13570

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1. Dalton State College

650 College Drive
Dalton, GA 30720-3797
(706) 272-4436

Dalton State College, which is 1.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Dalton, GA and it offers one program in respiratory therapy. This school is one of 66 public post-secondary institutions in Georgia.

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2. Concorde Career College - Kansas City

3239 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111-2407
(816) 531-5223

Concorde Career College-Kansas City, which is 2.3 miles from the center of the city, is located in Kansas City, MO and this school offers one respiratory therapy program. 628 students seek degrees in six Concorde Career College-Kansas City programs, overall.

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3. Pierpont Community and Technical College

1201 Locust Ave
Fairmont, WV 26554
(304) 367-4692

Pierpont Community and Technical College offers one respiratory therapy program and this school is located in Fairmont, WV. 2,946 students seek degrees in 24 programs at this technical college, overall.

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4. Everest Institute - Decatur

2460 Wesley Chapel Rd- Ste 25A
Decatur, GA 30035
(404) 327-8787x137

Everest Institute-Decatur is in the suburbs of Decatur, Georgia and it offers one program in respiratory therapy. It is a for-profit 2-year institution.

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5. Macon State College

100 College Station Dr
Macon, GA 31206-5145
(478) 471-2700

Macon State College, which is near Macon, is in a rural setting and it offers one respiratory therapy program. MSC ranks first in terms of enrollment.

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6. The Pima Medical Institute - Chula Vista

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

The Pima Medical Institute-Chula Vista is in the suburbs of Chula Vista, California and this school offers one program in respiratory therapy.

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7. The Autry Technology Center

1201 W Willow
Enid, OK 73703-2506
(580) 242-2750

The Autry Technology Center is in Enid, OK and this school offers one program in respiratory therapy. This school ranks sixth in terms of enrollment.

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8. The Laurel Technical Institute

200 Sterling Avenue
Sharon, PA 16146
(724) 983-0700

The Laurel Technical Institute is located in the suburbs of Sharon, Pennsylvania and it offers one respiratory therapy program. It is one of 23 technical colleges in Pennsylvania.

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9. The Miami-Jacobs Career College - Dayton

110 N. Patterson
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 461-5174x120

The Miami-Jacobs Career College-Dayton is located in the center of Dayton and it offers one respiratory therapy program. 451 students pursue degrees in 12 programs at this school, overall.

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10. Muskegon Community College

221 S Quarterline Rd
Muskegon, MI 49442-1432
(231) 773-9131

Muskegon Community College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Muskegon, MI and this college offers one respiratory therapy program. This community college is the largest institution offering programs in respiratory therapy.

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11. Vermont Technical College

1 Main Street
Randolph Center, VT 05061-0500
(802) 728-1000

Vermont Technical College offers one respiratory therapy program and this school, which is very close to Randolph Center, Vermont, is in a rural setting. VTC is the only technical college in Vermont.

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12. Virginia College in Charleston

6185 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 614-4300

Virginia College in Charleston offers one program in respiratory therapy and this school, which is 4.5 miles from the center of the city, is located in North Charleston, SC.

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13. Concorde Career College - North Hollywood

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

Concorde Career College-North Hollywood, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in North Hollywood, CA and it offers one respiratory therapy program. It is a for-profit 2-year institution.

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14. CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College

199 Chambers St
New York, NY 10007
(212) 220-8000

CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College is in the center of New York and it offers one respiratory therapy program. 22,534 students pursue degrees in 19 Borough of Manhattan Community College programs, overall.

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15. The Kettering College of Medical Arts

3737 Southern Blvd
Kettering, OH 45429-1299
(937) 395-8601

The Kettering College of Medical Arts is in the suburbs of Kettering, Ohio and KC offers one respiratory therapy program.

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16. The Pima Medical Institute - Albuquerque

4400 Cutler Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 881-1234

The Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque, which is 3.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Albuquerque, NM and this school offers one program in respiratory therapy. 1,154 students pursue degrees in three programs at this school, overall.

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17. The University of Rio Grande

218 N College Ave
Rio Grande, OH 45674
(740) 245-7206

The University of Rio Grande offers one program in respiratory therapy and Rio Grande, which is very close to Rio Grande, Ohio, is located in a rural area.

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18. Carrington College California - Pleasant Hill

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

Carrington College California-Pleasant Hill offers one program in respiratory therapy and it is located in the suburbs of Pleasant Hill, California. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution.

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19. The Stevens-Henager College - Murray

383 W Vine St
Murray, UT 84123-5671
(801) 281-7600

The Stevens-Henager College-Murray offers two respiratory therapy programs. Specifically, it offers one degree at the associate's level in respiratory therapy to students and one bachelor's level respiratory therapy degree. This school is located in the suburbs of Murray, Utah.

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20. Missouri State University - West Plains

128 Garfield Avenue
West Plains, MO 65775-2715
(417) 255-7255

Missouri State University-West Plains offers one respiratory therapy program and this school is in town of West Plains, Missouri. This school is a public 2-year institution.

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21. Concorde Career College - Garden Grove

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

Concorde Career College-Garden Grove is located in the suburbs of Garden Grove, California and it offers one program in respiratory therapy. It is one of 242 vocational schools in California.

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22. Shelton State Community College

9500 Old Greensboro Rd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405-8522
(205) 391-2211

Shelton State Community College, which is near the center of the city, is in Tuscaloosa, AL and it offers one program in respiratory therapy. This community college is a historically black, public, 2-year institution.

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23. Career Technical College - Monroe

2319 Louisville Ave
Monroe, LA 71201
(318) 323-2889

Career Technical College-Monroe, which is 1.4 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Monroe, LA and it offers one respiratory therapy program.

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24. Concorde Career College - Memphis

5100 Poplar Avenue- Suite 132
Memphis, TN 38137-0132
(901) 761-9494

Concorde Career College-Memphis offers one respiratory therapy program and this school, which is 9.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Memphis, TN. It is a for-profit 2-year institution.

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25. The Clarion University of Pennsylvania

840 Wood St
Clarion, PA 16214
(814) 393-2000

The Clarion University of Pennsylvania is in town of Clarion, Pennsylvania and it offers one program in respiratory therapy. It is one of 88 public post-secondary institutions in Pennsylvania.

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26. The Laurel Business Institute

11 East Penn St
Uniontown, PA 15401
(724) 439-4900

The Laurel Business Institute offers one respiratory therapy program and it is located in the suburbs of Uniontown, Pennsylvania. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution.

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27. The American Career College - Ontario

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

The American Career College-Ontario, which is 3.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Ontario, CA and this school offers one respiratory therapy program. This school is one of 242 vocational schools in California.

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28. Andrew College

501College St
Cuthbert, GA 39840-5550
(229) 732-2171

Andrew College is in Cuthbert, GA and it offers one program in respiratory therapy. Overall, 273 students pursue degrees in 27 Andrew College programs.

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29. The YTI Career Institute - Mechanicsburg

401 East Winding Hill Road Suite 101
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
(717) 761-1481

The YTI Career Institute-Mechanicsburg is in the suburbs of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and it offers one program in respiratory therapy. Overall, 308 students seek degrees in nine programs at this school.

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30. Moraine Park Technical College

235 N National Avenue
Fond Du Lac, WI 54936-1940
(920) 924-3207

Moraine Park Technical College, which is 1.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Fond Du Lac, WI and it offers one respiratory therapy program. In terms of enrollment, it ranks sixth.

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31. Tacoma Community College

6501 S 19th St
Tacoma, WA 98466-6100
(253) 566-5000

Tacoma Community College offers one respiratory therapy program and this college, which is 3.8 miles from the center of the city, is located in Tacoma, WA. 8,556 students pursue degrees in 24 programs at this college, overall.

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32. South Texas College

3201 W Pecan
McAllen, TX 78502-9701
(956) 872-8311

South Texas College offers one program in respiratory therapy and this school, which is 1.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in McAllen, TX. South Texas is one of 108 public post-secondary institutions in Texas.

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33. Seattle Community College - Central

1701 Broadway Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 587-3800

Seattle Community College-Central offers one respiratory therapy program and this college, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Seattle, WA. In terms of enrollment, it ranks eighth.

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34. The American Career College - Anaheim

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

The American Career College-Anaheim offers one program in respiratory therapy and this school, which is 3.7 miles from the center of the city, is located in Anaheim, CA. It is one of 242 vocational schools in California.

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35. Marygrove College

8425 W McNichols Rd
Detroit, MI 48221-2599
(313) 927-1200

Marygrove College offers two respiratory therapy programs. Out of those, Marygrove offers one respiratory therapy degree at the associate's level to students and one bachelor's level respiratory therapy degree. MG, which is near the center of the city, is located in Detroit, MI.

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36. Baker College of Auburn Hills

1500 University Dr
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2642
(248) 340-0600

Baker College of Auburn Hills offers one program in respiratory therapy and Baker is located in the suburbs of Auburn Hills, Michigan. Overall, 4,179 students pursue degrees in 36 Baker programs.

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37. Point Park University

201 Wood St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1984
(412) 391-4100

Point Park University offers one program in respiratory therapy and it is in the center of Pittsburgh. Point Park is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania.

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38. The Delaware Technical and Community College - Owens

Route 18- Seashore Highway
Georgetown, DE 19947
(302) 856-5400

The Delaware Technical and Community College-Owens offers one respiratory therapy program and it is in town of Georgetown, Delaware. It is a public 2-year institution.

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39. The Delaware Technical and Community College - Stanton-Wilmington

400 Stanton-Christiana Rd
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 454-3900

The Delaware Technical and Community College-Stanton-Wilmington is in the suburbs of Newark, Delaware and it offers one respiratory therapy program.

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40. Bunker Hill Community College

250 New Rutherford Ave
Boston, MA 02129-2925
(617) 228-2000

Bunker Hill Community College offers one respiratory therapy program and this college, which is near the center of the city, is located in Boston, MA. It is the third largest institution offering respiratory therapy programs.

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41. George C Wallace State Community College - Hanceville

801 Main St NW
Hanceville, AL 35077-2000
(256) 352-8000

George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville is in Hanceville, Alabama, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one program in respiratory therapy. It is one of 23 community colleges in Alabama.

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42. Northern Michigan University

1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 227-1000

Northern Michigan University offers one program in respiratory therapy and it is located in Marquette, Michigan, where students can enjoy a rural setting. In terms of enrollment, it ranks fourth.

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43. George C Wallace State Community College - Dothan

1141 Wallace Drive
Dothan, AL 36303-9234
(334) 983-3521

George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan, which is near the center of the city, is in Dothan, AL and it offers one program in respiratory therapy. 4,874 students pursue degrees in 22 George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan programs, overall.

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44. Our Lady of the Lake College

7434 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70808-4380
(225) 768-1700

Our Lady of the Lake College offers one respiratory therapy program and OLOL College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Baton Rouge, LA.

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45. Kansas City Kansas Community College

7250 State Ave
Kansas City, KS 66112
(913) 334-1100

Kansas City Kansas Community College, which is near the center of the city, is in Kansas City, KS and it offers one respiratory therapy program. This college is a public 2-year institution.