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Respiratory Therapy Schools In Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, there are 8 accredited schools where respiratory therapy classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of respiratory therapy and respiratory therapy training in Massachusetts, which includes respiratory therapy training at the following levels:


  1. Berkshire Community College

    1350 West Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201-5786

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  2. Bunker Hill Community College

    250 New Rutherford Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02129-2925

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  3. Massasoit Community College

    One Massasoit Boulevard, Brockton, Massachusetts 02302-3996

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  4. North Shore Community College

    1 Ferncroft Rd, Danvers, Massachusetts 01923-0840

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  5. Northeastern University

    360 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5005

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Northern Essex Community College

    100 Elliott Street, Haverhill, Massachusetts 01830-2399

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  7. Quinsigamond Community College

    670 West Boylston Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01606-2092

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  8. Springfield Technical Community College

    1 Armory Sq, Springfield, Massachusetts 01105-1296

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Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Respiratory Therapy Employment

Massachusetts 2,340
National 122,840

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

Employment Growth for Respiratory therapy professionals In Massachusetts

2,380 2,670 2,520 2,410 2,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of respiratory therapy professionals is shrinking in Massachusetts. 40 less respiratory therapy professionals were working in Massachusetts in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 2% decline in the field. This decline is slower 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 Massachusetts

$53,815 $53,180 $53,155 $56,390 $57,390
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Respiratory Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by respiratory therapy professionals is increasing in Massachusetts. The mean salary for respiratory therapy professionals in 2006 was $53,815 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $57,390 per year.

Salary percentiles for Respiratory therapy professionals in Massachusetts

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a 6% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Massachusetts, 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 92%

Average Salaries for Respiratory therapy professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

Health Science
Respiratory Therapy

In Massachusetts, 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 Massachusetts


The number of students graduating from the 8 accredited respiratory therapy schools in Massachusetts is increasing. In 2006 there were 60 respiratory therapy graduates from respiratory therapy courses in Massachusetts and in 2010 there were 110 graduates.

Thus there was a 83% percent increase in the number of respiratory therapy school degree or certificate graduates in Massachusetts. Most of these graduates, or 78%, earned a associate's degree in respiratory therapy.

Respiratory Therapy Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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