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Respiratory Therapy Schools In Washington DC

There is only one accredited respiratory therapy school in Washington DC for faculty who teach respiratory therapy classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of respiratory therapy and respiratory therapy training in Washington DC, which includes respiratory therapy training at the respiratory therapy associates degree level.


  1. University of the District of Columbia

    4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. National Respiratory Therapy Employment

Washington DC 290
National 122,840

Approximately 0% of the country's respiratory therapy professionals work in Washington DC state.

Employment Growth for Respiratory therapy professionals In Washington DC

350 470 350 310 290
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of respiratory therapy professionals is shrinking in Washington DC. In 2010 there were 60 less respiratory therapy professionals working in Washington DC than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of respiratory therapy professionals has shrunk by 17%. 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 DC

$42,355 $44,220 $52,280 $56,100 $58,000
$54,015 $56,773 $59,398 $60,217 $61,344
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Respiratory Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to respiratory therapy professionals are growing in Washington DC. Respiratory therapy professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $42,355 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $58,000 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Respiratory therapy professionals in Washington DC

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Thus, there was a 27% growth in respiratory therapy professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Washington DC, 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 61%

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

Health Science
Respiratory Therapy

In Washington DC, 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 Washington DC


The number of students graduating from the only accredited respiratory therapy school in Washington DC is decreasing. In 2006, 22 students graduated from respiratory therapy courses in Washington DC. And in 2010, 11 students graduated.

This represents a 50% decrease in the number of respiratory therapy degree or certificate school graduates in Washington DC state. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned an associate's degree in respiratory therapy.

Respiratory Therapy Faculty Salaries in Washington DC

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