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Respiratory Therapy Schools In Rhode Island

Rhode Island has is only one accredited respiratory therapy school where respiratory therapy faculty who teach respiratory therapy classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the respiratory therapy academic community in Rhode Island, and the future trends in respiratory therapy training at the respiratory therapy associates degree level.


  1. Community College of Rhode Island

    400 East Ave, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886-1807

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Rhode Island Vs. National Respiratory Therapy Employment

Rhode Island 370
National 122,840

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

Employment Growth for Respiratory therapy professionals In Rhode Island

300 340 410 340 370
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of respiratory therapy professionals is growing in Rhode Island. In Rhode Island, 70 more respiratory therapy professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Rhode Island, this field has grown by 23% in four years. This growth 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 Rhode Island

$51,770 $53,450 $55,160 $56,160 $56,035
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Respiratory Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by respiratory therapy professionals is increasing in Rhode Island. Respiratory therapy professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $51,770 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $56,035 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Respiratory therapy professionals in Rhode Island

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This represents a growth in salaries of 8%. 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 90% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Rhode Island state.

Average Salaries for Respiratory therapy professionals and related professions in Rhode Island

Health Science
Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory therapy professionals in Rhode Island earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Respiratory Therapy programs available for each degree type for all schools in Rhode Island


The number of students graduating from the only accredited respiratory therapy school in Rhode Island is decreasing. In 2006, 17 students graduated from respiratory therapy courses in Rhode Island. And in 2010, 11 students graduated.

Thus there was a 35% percent decrease in the number of respiratory therapy school degree or certificate graduates in Rhode Island. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned an associate's degree in respiratory therapy.

Respiratory Therapy Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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