Respiratory Therapy Schools In Louisiana

There are 9 accredited respiratory therapy schools in Louisiana 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 Louisiana, which encompasses respiratory therapy training at the following levels:

  • Respiratory Therapy Certificate
  • Associates degree in Respiratory Therapy


Schools

  1. Bossier Parish Community College

    6220 East Texas, Bossier City, Louisiana 71111-6922

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  2. Delgado Community College

    615 City Park Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119

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  3. Louisiana Technical College-West Jefferson Campus

    475 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, Louisiana 70058

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  4. Louisiana State University Eunice

    2048 Johnson Hwy, Eunice, Louisiana 70535

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  5. Nicholls State University

    University Station La Hwy 1, Thibodaux, Louisiana 70310

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  6. Our Lady of the Lake College

    7434 Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808-4380

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  7. L E Fletcher Technical Community College

    310 St Charles St, Houma, Louisiana 70360-2863

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  8. Southern University at Shreveport

    3050 Martin Luther King Dr, Shreveport, Louisiana 71107

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  9. Career Technical College

    2319 Louisville Ave, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Louisiana Vs. National Respiratory Therapy Employment

Louisiana 2,490
National 122,840

Of all of the respiratory therapy professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Louisiana.

Employment Growth for Respiratory therapy professionals In Louisiana

2,450 2,410 2,510 2,530 2,490
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Louisiana, respiratory therapy is a growing field. 40 more respiratory therapy professionals were working in Louisiana in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of respiratory therapy has grown by 2% in Louisiana. This growth is slower 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 Louisiana

$40,995 $42,730 $45,185 $46,940 $47,520
$38,658 $41,019 $42,185 $43,003 $45,617
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Respiratory Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Louisiana, as the number of respiratory therapy professionals is growing, the salaries earned by respiratory therapy professionals are increasing. The mean salary for respiratory therapy professionals in 2006 was $40,995 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $47,520 per year.

Salary percentiles for Respiratory therapy professionals in Louisiana

10th percentile
$35,010
25th percentile
$40,840
50th percentile
$47,445
75th percentile
$55,095
90th percentile
$61,245

This represents a 14% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Louisiana state, within the field of respiratory therapy, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid respiratory therapy professionals earn 75% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Respiratory therapy professionals and related professions in Louisiana

Health Science
$64,078
Nursing
$40,260
Respiratory Therapy
$47,520

In Louisiana, respiratory therapy professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
9
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
1
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The number of students graduating from the 9 accredited respiratory therapy schools in Louisiana is increasing. In 2006, 100 students graduated from respiratory therapy courses in Louisiana. And in 2010, 151 students graduated.

This represents a 51% increase in the number of respiratory therapy degree or certificate school graduates in Louisiana state. A majority of these graduates, or 90%, graduated with an associate's degree in respiratory therapy.

Respiratory Therapy Faculty Salaries in Louisiana

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