Respiratory Therapy Schools In Virginia

Virginia has 8 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 Virginia, which includes respiratory therapy training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Central Virginia Community College

    3506 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502-2498

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  2. Jefferson College of Health Sciences

    101 Elm Avenue SE, Roanoke, Virginia 24013

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  3. J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

    1651 E Parham Road, Richmond, Virginia 23228-2327

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  4. Mountain Empire Community College

    3441 Mountain Empire Road, Big Stone Gap, Virginia 24219

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  5. Northern Virginia Community College

    4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd, Annandale, Virginia 22003-3796

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  6. Shenandoah University

    1460 University Dr, Winchester, Virginia 22601-5195

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  7. Southwest Virginia Community College

    369 College Road US Rt. 19, 6 Miles S. Claypool Hill, Richlands, Virginia 24641-1101

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  8. Tidewater Community College

    121 College Place, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Respiratory Therapy Employment

Virginia 2,460
National 122,840

Approximately 2% of the country's respiratory therapy professionals work in Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Respiratory therapy professionals In Virginia

2,510 2,440 2,400 2,480 2,460
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Virginia, respiratory therapy is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 50 less respiratory therapy professionals working in Virginia than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of respiratory therapy professionals has shrunk by 2%. This decline 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 Virginia

$47,675 $48,895 $49,360 $50,035 $51,360
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Respiratory Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Virginia, as the number of respiratory therapy professionals is declining, the salaries earned by respiratory therapy professionals are increasing. Respiratory therapy professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $47,675 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $51,360 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Respiratory therapy professionals in Virginia

10th percentile
$35,555
25th percentile
$43,020
50th percentile
$51,670
75th percentile
$60,225
90th percentile
$68,755

Thus, respiratory therapy professionals' salaries grew by 7% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of respiratory therapy, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid respiratory therapy professionals earning 93% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Virginia state.

Average Salaries for Respiratory therapy professionals and related professions in Virginia

Health Science
$71,248
Nursing
$60,360
Respiratory Therapy
$51,360

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
8
bachelor
1
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total10

The number of students graduating from the 8 accredited respiratory therapy schools in Virginia is increasing. In 2006 there were 130 respiratory therapy graduates from respiratory therapy courses in Virginia and in 2010 there were 180 graduates.

This represents a 38% increase in the number of respiratory therapy degree or certificate school graduates in Virginia state. 80% of these graduates received a associate's degree in respiratory therapy.

Respiratory Therapy Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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The number of respiratory therapy faculty, growth in the field of respiratory therapy academia and respiratory therapy faculty salaries in Virginia, 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, associates degree in respiratory therapy, and bachelors 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 Virginia. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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