Respiratory Therapy Schools In Kentucky

Kentucky has 14 accredited respiratory therapy schools where respiratory therapy faculty who teach respiratory therapy classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of respiratory therapy and respiratory therapy training in Kentucky, which includes respiratory therapy training at the following levels:

  • Respiratory Therapy Certificate
  • Associates degree in Respiratory Therapy
  • Bachelors degree in Respiratory Therapy


Schools

  1. Ashland Community and Technical College

    1400 College Drive, Ashland, Kentucky 41101-3683

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  2. Bellarmine University

    2001 Newburg Rd, Louisville, Kentucky 40205-0671

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  3. Bowling Green Technical College

    1845 Loop Dr, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-3601

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  4. Bluegrass Community and Technical College

    470 Cooper Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40506

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  5. Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

    600 College Street Rd, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701-3081

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  6. Jefferson Community and Technical College

    109 E Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky 40202-2005

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  7. Madisonville Community College

    2000 College Drive, Madisonville, Kentucky 42431-9199

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  8. Maysville Community and Technical College

    1755 U.S. Hwy 68, Maysville, Kentucky 41056

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  9. Morehead State University

    University Blvd, Morehead, Kentucky 40351

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  10. Northern Kentucky University

    Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099

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  11. West Kentucky Community and Technical College

    4810 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah, Kentucky 42002-7380

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  12. Big Sandy Community and Technical College

    One Bert Combs Dr, Prestonsburg, Kentucky 41653

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  13. Somerset Community College

    808 Monticello Street, Somerset, Kentucky 42501-2973

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  14. Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

    700 College Rd, Cumberland, Kentucky 40823

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Kentucky Vs. National Respiratory Therapy Employment

Kentucky 2,520
National 122,840

Of all of the respiratory therapy professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Kentucky state.

Employment Growth for Respiratory therapy professionals In Kentucky

2,280 2,200 2,470 2,490 2,520
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of respiratory therapy professionals is growing in Kentucky. In Kentucky, 240 more respiratory therapy professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Kentucky, this field has grown by 11% 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 Kentucky

$38,195 $39,980 $41,805 $42,915 $43,020
$39,791 $41,432 $43,385 $44,191 $44,977
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Respiratory Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to respiratory therapy professionals are growing in Kentucky. In 2006 respiratory therapy professionals made a mean salary of $38,195 per year, and in 2010 they made $43,020 per year.

Salary percentiles for Respiratory therapy professionals in Kentucky

10th percentile
$30,890
25th percentile
$35,915
50th percentile
$41,805
75th percentile
$49,005
90th percentile
$57,475

This represents a growth in salaries of 11%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Kentucky, 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 86%

Average Salaries for Respiratory therapy professionals and related professions in Kentucky

Health Science
$64,936
Nursing
$52,358
Respiratory Therapy
$43,020

Respiratory therapy professionals in Kentucky earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
13
bachelor
1
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
4
Total18

The number of students graduating from the 14 accredited respiratory therapy schools in Kentucky is increasing. In 2006, 152 students graduated from respiratory therapy courses in Kentucky. And in 2010, 208 students graduated.

Thus there was a 37% percent increase in the number of respiratory therapy school degree or certificate graduates in Kentucky. A majority of these graduates, or 72%, graduated with a associate's degree in respiratory therapy.

Respiratory Therapy Faculty Salaries in Kentucky

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