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Respiratory Therapy Schools In Arkansas

In Arkansas, there are 10 accredited schools where respiratory therapy classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Arkansas' 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.


  1. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

    4301 W Markham, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205-7199

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  2. Black River Technical College

    1410 Hwy 304 East, Pocahontas, Arkansas 72455

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  3. National Park Community College

    101 College Dr, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913

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  4. Mid-South Community College

    2000 W. Broadway, West Memphis, Arkansas 72301-3829

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  5. Southeast Arkansas College

    1900 Hazel St., Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603

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  6. Pulaski Technical College

    3000 W Scenic Dr, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72118-3347

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  7. University of Arkansas Community College-Hope

    2500 S Main, Hope, Arkansas 71802-0140

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  8. South Arkansas Community College

    300 S West Ave, El Dorado, Arkansas 71731-7010

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  9. NorthWest Arkansas Community College

    One College Dr, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712-5091

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  10. Arkansas State University-Mountain Home

    1600 South College Street, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

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Professional Trends

Arkansas Vs. National Respiratory Therapy Employment

Arkansas 1,290
National 122,840

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

Employment Growth for Respiratory therapy professionals In Arkansas

1,400 1,310 1,300 1,370 1,290
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Arkansas, respiratory therapy is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 110 less respiratory therapy professionals working in Arkansas than there were in 2006. This represents a 8% decline in the field. This is faster than the trend for respiratory therapy professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of respiratory therapy professionals has grown by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Respiratory Therapy VS. All Professions salaries in Arkansas

$37,410 $38,650 $40,885 $43,390 $43,420
$36,627 $39,363 $40,932 $42,668 $43,359
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Respiratory Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of respiratory therapy professionals is declining, the salaries paid to respiratory therapy professionals are increasing in Arkansas. In 2006 respiratory therapy professionals made a mean salary of $37,410 per year, and in 2010 they made $43,420 per year.

Salary percentiles for Respiratory therapy professionals in Arkansas

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This represents a growth in salaries of 14%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Arkansas state, within the field of respiratory therapy, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid respiratory therapy professionals earn 91% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Respiratory therapy professionals and related professions in Arkansas

Health Science
Respiratory Therapy

In Arkansas, 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 Arkansas


The number of students graduating from the 10 accredited respiratory therapy schools in Arkansas is decreasing. In 2006, 60 students graduated from respiratory therapy courses in Arkansas. And in 2010, 54 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of respiratory therapy school degree or certificate graduates in Arkansas by 10%. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned an associate's degree in respiratory therapy.

Respiratory Therapy Faculty Salaries in Arkansas

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