Respiratory Therapy Schools In Colorado

There are 4 accredited respiratory therapy schools in Colorado for faculty who teach respiratory therapy classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in respiratory therapy in the state of Colorado, which encompasses respiratory therapy training at the following levels:

  • Respiratory Therapy Certificate
  • Associates degree in Respiratory Therapy


  1. Concorde Career Colleges in Aurora

    111 N. Havana Street, Aurora, Colorado 80010-4314

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  2. Pueblo Community College

    900 West Orman Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado 81004-1499

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  3. Pickens Technical College

    500 Airport Blvd, Aurora, Colorado 80011-9307

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  4. Pima Medical Institute in Denver

    7475 Dakin St Suite 100, Denver, Colorado 80221

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Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Respiratory Therapy Employment

Colorado 1,730
National 122,840

Of all of the respiratory therapy professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Colorado state.

Employment Growth for Respiratory therapy professionals In Colorado

1,340 1,300 1,590 1,710 1,730
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Colorado, the field of respiratory therapy is growing. There were 390 more respiratory therapy professionals working in Colorado in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Colorado, this field has grown by 29% in four years. This growth is faster than the national trend for respiratory therapy professionals which shows a 4% increase in the number of respiratory therapy professionals working around the nation.

Respiratory Therapy VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$44,575 $44,260 $46,455 $48,690 $50,620
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Respiratory Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Colorado, as the number of respiratory therapy professionals is growing, the salaries earned by respiratory therapy professionals are increasing. In 2006 respiratory therapy professionals made a mean salary of $44,575 per year, and in 2010 they made $50,620 per year.

Salary percentiles for Respiratory therapy professionals in Colorado

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Thus, there was a 12% growth in respiratory therapy professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Colorado, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of respiratory therapy. The pay differential between the highest paid respiratory therapy professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 81%

Average Salaries for Respiratory therapy professionals and related professions in Colorado

Health Science
Respiratory Therapy

In Colorado, respiratory therapy professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Respiratory Therapy programs available for each degree type for all schools in Colorado


As the number of respiratory therapy professionals is increasing in Colorado state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited respiratory therapy schools in Colorado state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 88 respiratory therapy graduates from respiratory therapy courses in Colorado and in 2010 there were 101 graduates.

This represents a 15% increase in the number of respiratory therapy degree or certificate school graduates in Colorado state. Most of these graduates, or 75%, earned an associate's degree in respiratory therapy.

Respiratory Therapy Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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