Respiratory Therapy Schools In Nebraska

Respiratory Therapy classes faculty can choose to work at one of 4 accredited respiratory therapy schools in Nebraska. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of respiratory therapy and respiratory therapy training in Nebraska, which includes respiratory therapy training at the following levels:

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


  1. Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health

    720 North 87th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68114-2852

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Metropolitan Community College Area

    30 & Fort Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68111-1610

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Midland Lutheran College

    900 N. Clarkson, Fremont, Nebraska 68025

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Southeast Community College Area

    301south 68th Street Place, Lincoln, Nebraska 68510-2449

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Professional Trends

Nebraska Vs. National Respiratory Therapy Employment

Nebraska 840
National 122,840

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

Employment Growth for Respiratory therapy professionals In Nebraska

1,000 1,000 910 910 840
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Nebraska, the field of respiratory therapy is shrinking. There were 160 less respiratory therapy professionals working in Nebraska in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 16% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the change in the number of respiratory therapy professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of respiratory therapy professionals has grown by 4% from 2006 to 2010.

Respiratory Therapy VS. All Professions salaries in Nebraska

$42,790 $43,970 $49,390 $50,050 $50,530
$41,032 $42,024 $42,027 $44,097 $45,233
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Respiratory Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Nebraska, as the number of respiratory therapy professionals is declining, the salaries earned by respiratory therapy professionals are increasing. The mean salary for respiratory therapy professionals in 2006 was $42,790 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $50,530 per year.

Salary percentiles for Respiratory therapy professionals in Nebraska

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Thus, respiratory therapy professionals' salaries grew by 15% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 65% pay differential between the highest paid respiratory therapy professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of respiratory therapy in Nebraska.

Average Salaries for Respiratory therapy professionals and related professions in Nebraska

Health Science
Respiratory Therapy

In Nebraska, 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 Nebraska


As the number of respiratory therapy professionals is decreasing in Nebraska state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited respiratory therapy schools in Nebraska state is increasing. In 2006 there were 55 respiratory therapy graduates from respiratory therapy courses in Nebraska and in 2010 there were 60 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of respiratory therapy school degree or certificate graduates in Nebraska by 9%. 50% of these graduates received an associate's degree in respiratory therapy.

Respiratory Therapy Faculty Salaries in Nebraska

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