Respiratory Therapy Schools In South Carolina

South Carolina has 9 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 South Carolina, which includes respiratory therapy training at the following levels:

  • Respiratory Therapy Certificate
  • Associates degree in Respiratory Therapy


Schools

  1. Florence-Darlington Technical College

    2715 W. Lucas Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501

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  2. Greenville Technical College

    620 S Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, South Carolina 29607-2418

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  3. Midlands Technical College

    1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia, South Carolina 29170-2176

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  4. Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

    3250 Saint Matthews Rd, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29118-8299

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  5. Piedmont Technical College

    620 North Emerald Road, Greenwood, South Carolina 29646

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  6. Spartanburg Community College

    800 Brisack Road, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303

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  7. Tri-County Technical College

    7900 U.S. Hwy 76, Pendleton, South Carolina 29670

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  8. Trident Technical College

    7000 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 29423-8067

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  9. Virginia College in Charleston

    6185 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, South Carolina 29406

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Statistics

Professional Trends

South Carolina Vs. National Respiratory Therapy Employment

South Carolina 1,930
National 122,840

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

Employment Growth for Respiratory therapy professionals In South Carolina

1,950 2,190 2,220 2,240 1,930
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of respiratory therapy professionals is shrinking in South Carolina. 20 less respiratory therapy professionals were working in South Carolina in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 1% decline in the field. This is slower 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 South Carolina

$40,155 $41,140 $44,260 $43,585 $46,310
$39,422 $41,728 $43,045 $43,558 $44,811
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Respiratory Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by respiratory therapy professionals is increasing in South Carolina. Respiratory therapy professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $40,155 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $46,310 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Respiratory therapy professionals in South Carolina

10th percentile
$34,570
25th percentile
$39,200
50th percentile
$46,245
75th percentile
$53,105
90th percentile
$59,910

This represents a 13% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of South Carolina, 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 73%

Average Salaries for Respiratory therapy professionals and related professions in South Carolina

Health Science
$58,629
Nursing
$64,394
Respiratory Therapy
$46,310

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

Educational Trends

Respiratory Therapy programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Carolina

associate
9
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
2
Total11

As the number of respiratory therapy professionals is decreasing in South Carolina state, the number of students graduating from the 9 accredited respiratory therapy schools in South Carolina state is decreasing. In South Carolina, there were 115 graduates in 2006. And there were 112 graduates from respiratory therapy courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 3% percent decrease in the number of respiratory therapy school degree or certificate graduates in South Carolina. 82% of these graduates received an associate's degree in respiratory therapy.

Respiratory Therapy Faculty Salaries in South Carolina

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The number of respiratory therapy faculty, growth in the field of respiratory therapy academia and respiratory therapy faculty salaries in South Carolina, is all data we are currently in the process of collecting. If you are involved in teaching respiratory therapy courses to students at the certificate in respiratory therapy, and associates degree in respiratory therapy levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of respiratory therapy in South Carolina. A summary of what your peers have told us up until now will be available once you submit your information.

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