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Respiratory Therapy Schools In New Mexico

In New Mexico, there are 4 accredited schools where respiratory therapy classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the respiratory therapy academic community in New Mexico, and the future trends in respiratory therapy training at the respiratory therapy associates degree level.


  1. Pima Medical Institute in Albuquerque on Cutler

    4400 Cutler Avenue NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110

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  2. Central New Mexico Community College

    525 Buena Vista SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

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  3. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus

    52 University Blvd, Roswell, New Mexico 88202-6000

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  4. Santa Fe Community College

    6401 Richards Ave, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508-4887

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Professional Trends

New Mexico Vs. National Respiratory Therapy Employment

New Mexico 510
National 122,840

Of all of the respiratory therapy professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in New Mexico state.

Employment Growth for Respiratory therapy professionals In New Mexico

710 650 470 460 510
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In New Mexico, respiratory therapy is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 200 less respiratory therapy professionals working in New Mexico than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of respiratory therapy has shrunk by 28% in New Mexico. This decline 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 New Mexico

$39,500 $41,910 $45,920 $45,165 $47,505
$40,511 $43,009 $44,801 $46,220 $46,794
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Respiratory Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In New Mexico, as the number of respiratory therapy professionals is declining, the salaries earned by respiratory therapy professionals are increasing. The mean salary for respiratory therapy professionals in 2006 was $39,500 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $47,505 per year.

Salary percentiles for Respiratory therapy professionals in New Mexico

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This represents a 17% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of respiratory therapy, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid respiratory therapy professionals earning 103% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in New Mexico state.

Average Salaries for Respiratory therapy professionals and related professions in New Mexico

Health Science
Respiratory Therapy

In New Mexico, 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 New Mexico


As the number of respiratory therapy professionals is decreasing in New Mexico state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited respiratory therapy schools in New Mexico state is increasing. In New Mexico, there were 26 graduates in 2006. And there were 79 graduates from respiratory therapy courses in 2010.

This represents a 204% increase in the number of respiratory therapy degree or certificate school graduates in New Mexico state. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with an associate's degree in respiratory therapy.

Respiratory Therapy Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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