Respiratory Therapy Schools In West Virginia

Respiratory Therapy classes faculty can choose to work at one of 10 accredited respiratory therapy schools in West Virginia. The trends in West Virginia'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:

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


Schools

  1. Mountain State University

    410 Neville Street, Beckley, West Virginia 25801-9003

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  2. University of Charleston

    2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE, Charleston, West Virginia 25304

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  3. Marshall University

    1 John Marshall Dr, Huntington, West Virginia 25755

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  4. Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

    Dempsey Branch Road, Mount Gay, West Virginia 25637

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  5. West Virginia Northern Community College

    1704 Market St., Wheeling, West Virginia 26003-3699

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  6. Wheeling Jesuit University

    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, West Virginia 26003

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  7. Carver Career Center

    4799 Midland Dr, Charleston, West Virginia 25306-6397

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  8. Pierpont Community and Technical College

    1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, West Virginia 26554

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  9. Mountwest Community and Technical College

    1 John Marshall Way, Huntington, West Virginia 25755

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  10. Bridgemont Community and Technical College

    619 2nd Avenue, Montgomery, West Virginia 25136

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Respiratory Therapy Employment

West Virginia 940
National 122,840

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

Employment Growth for Respiratory therapy professionals In West Virginia

910 950 890 890 940
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of respiratory therapy professionals is growing in West Virginia. 30 more respiratory therapy professionals were working in West Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in West Virginia, this field has grown by 3% in four years. This growth 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 West Virginia

$36,365 $38,910 $39,760 $41,075 $40,990
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Respiratory Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In West Virginia, as the number of respiratory therapy professionals is growing, the salaries earned by respiratory therapy professionals are increasing. In 2006 respiratory therapy professionals made a mean salary of $36,365 per year, and in 2010 they made $40,990 per year.

Salary percentiles for Respiratory therapy professionals in West Virginia

10th percentile
$27,455
25th percentile
$34,460
50th percentile
$40,895
75th percentile
$47,540
90th percentile
$55,100

This represents a growth in salaries of 11%. 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 101% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in West Virginia state.

Average Salaries for Respiratory therapy professionals and related professions in West Virginia

Health Science
$63,549
Nursing
$53,078
Respiratory Therapy
$40,990

Respiratory therapy professionals in West 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 West Virginia

associate
7
bachelor
3
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total10

As the number of respiratory therapy professionals is increasing in West Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 10 accredited respiratory therapy schools in West Virginia state is also increasing. In West Virginia, there were 109 graduates in 2006. And there were 131 graduates from respiratory therapy courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 20% percent increase in the number of respiratory therapy school degree or certificate graduates in West Virginia. 70% of these graduates received a associate's degree in respiratory therapy.

Respiratory Therapy Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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