Respiratory Therapy Schools In Tennessee

There are 9 accredited respiratory therapy schools in Tennessee for faculty who teach respiratory therapy classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of respiratory therapy and respiratory therapy training in Tennessee, which includes respiratory therapy training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences

    1003 Monroe Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38104

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  2. Chattanooga State Community College

    4501 Amnicola Hwy, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37406-1097

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  3. Columbia State Community College

    1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia, Tennessee 38401

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  4. Concorde Career College in Memphis

    5100 Poplar Avenue, Suite 132, Memphis, Tennessee 38137-0132

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  5. Jackson State Community College

    2046 North Pky, Jackson, Tennessee 38301-3797

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  6. Roane State Community College

    276 Patton Lane, Harriman, Tennessee 37748

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  7. Tennessee State University

    3500 John Merritt Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37209-1561

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  8. Volunteer State Community College

    1480 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, Tennessee 37066-3188

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  9. Walters State Community College

    500 South Davy Crockett Parkway, Morristown, Tennessee 37813-6899

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Respiratory Therapy Employment

Tennessee 3,480
National 122,840

Of all of the respiratory therapy professionals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of Tennessee.

Employment Growth for Respiratory therapy professionals In Tennessee

3,060 3,030 3,020 3,390 3,480
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of respiratory therapy professionals is growing in Tennessee. There were 420 more respiratory therapy professionals working in Tennessee in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of respiratory therapy professionals has grown by 14%. 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 Tennessee

$40,470 $40,595 $41,880 $41,965 $43,255
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Respiratory Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to respiratory therapy professionals are growing in Tennessee. The mean salary for respiratory therapy professionals in 2006 was $40,470 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $43,255 per year.

Salary percentiles for Respiratory therapy professionals in Tennessee

10th percentile
$32,495
25th percentile
$37,070
50th percentile
$43,050
75th percentile
$49,705
90th percentile
$55,295

This represents a 6% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Tennessee, 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 70%

Average Salaries for Respiratory therapy professionals and related professions in Tennessee

Health Science
$61,510
Nursing
$51,920
Respiratory Therapy
$43,255

In Tennessee, 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 Tennessee

associate
7
bachelor
2
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total10

As the number of respiratory therapy professionals is increasing in Tennessee state, the number of students graduating from the 9 accredited respiratory therapy schools in Tennessee state is decreasing. In 2006, 188 students graduated from respiratory therapy courses in Tennessee. And in 2010, 162 students graduated.

This represents a 14% decrease in the number of respiratory therapy degree or certificate school graduates in Tennessee state. Most of these graduates, or 70%, earned an associate's degree in respiratory therapy.

Respiratory Therapy Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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