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Respiratory Therapy Schools In Alabama

In Alabama, there are 7 accredited schools where respiratory therapy classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Alabama'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:


  1. University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Administration Bldg Suite 1070, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0110

    143 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. George C Wallace Community College-Dothan

    1141 Wallace Drive, Dothan, Alabama 36303-9234

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville

    801 Main St NW, Hanceville, Alabama 35077-2000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. John C Calhoun State Community College

    6250 U S Highway 31 N, Tanner, Alabama 35671

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Shelton State Community College

    9500 Old Greensboro Rd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405-8522

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. University of South Alabama

    307 N University Blvd, Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Virginia College-Birmingham

    488 Palisades Blvd., Birmingham, Alabama 35209

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Respiratory Therapy Employment

Alabama 2,410
National 122,840

Of all of the respiratory therapy professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Alabama.

Employment Growth for Respiratory therapy professionals In Alabama

580 2,860 2,060 2,180 2,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Alabama, the field of respiratory therapy is growing. 1,830 more respiratory therapy professionals were working in Alabama in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Alabama, this field has grown by 316% in four years. 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 Alabama

$36,970 $38,870 $40,680 $41,245 $40,835
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Respiratory Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of respiratory therapy professionals is growing, the salaries paid to respiratory therapy professionals are increasing in Alabama. In 2006 respiratory therapy professionals made a mean salary of $36,970 per year, and in 2010 they made $40,835 per year.

Salary percentiles for Respiratory therapy professionals in Alabama

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Thus, respiratory therapy professionals' salaries grew by 9% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Alabama, 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 87%

Average Salaries for Respiratory therapy professionals and related professions in Alabama

Health Science
Respiratory Therapy

In Alabama, respiratory therapy professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of respiratory therapy professionals is increasing in Alabama state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited respiratory therapy schools in Alabama state is also increasing. In 2006, 93 students graduated from respiratory therapy courses in Alabama. And in 2010, 121 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of respiratory therapy school degree or certificate graduates in Alabama by 30%. 80% of these graduates received a associate's degree in respiratory therapy.

Respiratory Therapy Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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