Respiratory Therapy Schools In Oregon

Oregon has 4 accredited respiratory therapy schools where respiratory therapy faculty who teach respiratory therapy classes can find employment. The trends in Oregon's respiratory therapy academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in respiratory therapy includes respiratory therapy training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Concorde Career College in Portland

    1425 NE Irving Street, Bldg 300, Portland, Oregon 97232-4203

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  2. Lane Community College

    4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, Oregon 97405-0640

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  3. Mt Hood Community College

    26000 SE Stark St, Gresham, Oregon 97030

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  4. Oregon Institute of Technology

    3201 Campus Drive, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601-8801

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Oregon Vs. National Respiratory Therapy Employment

Oregon 1,190
National 122,840

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

Employment Growth for Respiratory therapy professionals In Oregon

1,070 1,090 1,060 1,080 1,190
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Oregon, respiratory therapy is a growing field. 120 more respiratory therapy professionals were working in Oregon in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of respiratory therapy professionals has grown by 11%. This is faster than the trend for respiratory therapy professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of respiratory therapy professionals has grown by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Respiratory Therapy VS. All Professions salaries in Oregon

$47,410 $52,360 $55,160 $56,250 $57,950
$45,036 $46,427 $47,124 $48,511 $50,274
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Respiratory Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by respiratory therapy professionals is increasing in Oregon. Respiratory therapy professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $47,410 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $57,950 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Respiratory therapy professionals in Oregon

10th percentile
$45,150
25th percentile
$51,380
50th percentile
$58,330
75th percentile
$65,300
90th percentile
$71,720

Thus, respiratory therapy professionals' salaries grew by 18% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of respiratory therapy, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid respiratory therapy professionals earning 59% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Oregon state.

Average Salaries for Respiratory therapy professionals and related professions in Oregon

Health Science
$67,305
Nursing
$61,584
Respiratory Therapy
$57,950

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
4
bachelor
1
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total6

The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited respiratory therapy schools in Oregon is increasing. In 2006 there were 56 respiratory therapy graduates from respiratory therapy courses in Oregon and in 2010 there were 74 graduates.

This represents a 32% increase in the number of respiratory therapy degree or certificate school graduates in Oregon state. A majority of these graduates, or 67%, graduated with a associate's degree in respiratory therapy.

Respiratory Therapy Faculty Salaries in Oregon

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