Respiratory Therapy Schools In Washington State

Washington State has 5 accredited respiratory therapy schools where respiratory therapy faculty who teach respiratory therapy classes can find employment. The trends in Washington State'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 respiratory therapy associates degree level.


Schools

  1. Highline Community College

    2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, Washington 98198-9800

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  2. Seattle Community College-Central Campus

    1701 Broadway Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98122

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  3. Spokane Community College

    1810 North Greene Street, Spokane, Washington 99217-5399

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  4. Tacoma Community College

    6501 S 19th St, Tacoma, Washington 98466-6100

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  5. Pima Medical Institute in Renton

    555 South Renton Village Pl-Ste 400, Renton, Washington 98057

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Respiratory Therapy Employment

Washington State 1,800
National 122,840

Of all of the respiratory therapy professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Washington State.

Employment Growth for Respiratory therapy professionals In Washington State

1,970 1,720 1,850 1,790 1,800
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Respiratory Therapy is a shrinking field in Washington State. There were 170 less respiratory therapy professionals working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of respiratory therapy has shrunk by 9% in Washington State. 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 Washington State

$45,725 $48,805 $53,565 $55,505 $56,815
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Respiratory Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by respiratory therapy professionals is increasing in Washington State. Respiratory therapy professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $45,725 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $56,815 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Respiratory therapy professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$39,075
25th percentile
$48,315
50th percentile
$58,245
75th percentile
$66,340
90th percentile
$72,745

Thus, respiratory therapy professionals' salaries grew by 20% 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 86% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Washington State state.

Average Salaries for Respiratory therapy professionals and related professions in Washington State

Health Science
$75,206
Nursing
$66,108
Respiratory Therapy
$56,815

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

Educational Trends

Respiratory Therapy programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State

associate
7
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total7

The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited respiratory therapy schools in Washington State is increasing. In Washington State, there were 63 graduates in 2006. And there were 64 graduates from respiratory therapy courses in 2010.

This represents a 2% increase in the number of respiratory therapy degree or certificate school graduates in Washington State state. 100% of these graduates received an associate's degree in respiratory therapy.

Respiratory Therapy Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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