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Respiratory Therapy Schools In Connecticut

In Connecticut, there are 5 accredited schools where respiratory therapy classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Connecticut'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.


  1. Goodwin College

    One Riverside Drive, East Hartford, Connecticut 06118

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  2. University of Hartford

    200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, Connecticut 06117-1599

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  3. Manchester Community College in Manchester in Great Path

    Great Path, Manchester, Connecticut 06040

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  4. Naugatuck Valley Community College

    750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, Connecticut 06708-3089

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  5. Norwalk Community College

    188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut 06854

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Professional Trends

Connecticut Vs. National Respiratory Therapy Employment

Connecticut 1,250
National 122,840

Approximately 1% of the country's respiratory therapy professionals work in Connecticut state.

Employment Growth for Respiratory therapy professionals In Connecticut

1,250 1,160 1,130 1,150 1,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Connecticut, respiratory therapy is a shrinking field. This represents a 0% decline in the field. 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 Connecticut

$46,965 $49,910 $53,090 $57,165 $61,665
$49,084 $50,735 $51,943 $53,614 $54,947
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Respiratory Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to respiratory therapy professionals are growing in Connecticut. The mean salary for respiratory therapy professionals in 2006 was $46,965 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $61,665 per year.

Salary percentiles for Respiratory therapy professionals in Connecticut

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 24%. 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 85% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Connecticut state.

Average Salaries for Respiratory therapy professionals and related professions in Connecticut

Health Science
Respiratory Therapy

In Connecticut, respiratory therapy professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of respiratory therapy professionals is decreasing in Connecticut state, the number of students graduating from the 5 accredited respiratory therapy schools in Connecticut state is increasing. In 2006 there were 39 respiratory therapy graduates from respiratory therapy courses in Connecticut and in 2010 there were 51 graduates.

Thus there was a 31% percent increase in the number of respiratory therapy school degree or certificate graduates in Connecticut. A majority of these graduates, or 80%, graduated with a associate's degree in respiratory therapy.

Respiratory Therapy Faculty Salaries in Connecticut

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