Top Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist All Programs - 2021

California grants the most degrees in Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist of all US states with 1,154 degrees being granted last year. Students wanting to major in Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist can expect about 28% percent of their fellow classmates to be men and 72% percent to be women. Most students graduating in this field earn a Associates degree. The average starting salary for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist is $55,200.

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Gender

Total Students
7,113
Total Males
2,027
Total Females
5,086

Degree Type

  • Total Associates degree

    5,214

  • Total Bachelors degree

    1,560

  • Total Award of less than 1 academic year Degree

    107

  • Total Masters degree

    100

  • Total Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years Degree

    92

  • Total Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Degree

    40

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See where Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist is the most popular major in the U.S.
This heat map represents the states that have the highest percent of Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist degrees compared to all other degrees awarded in that state.
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Top Colleges for Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

If you’re interested in studying Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, then you should think about applying to Boise State University! This institution grants about 170 degrees in Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist every year.

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Careers for Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Majors

Some top careers related to Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, include Respiratory Therapists and Respiratory Therapy Technicians, both of which have many employment opportunities. Yet there are careers that pay more, like Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary. the most in-demand position for Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist majors is Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary.

Top Paying Careers for Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

  1. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $97,320)
  2. Respiratory Therapists   (Median Wage: $61,330)

Most in Demand Careers for Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

  1. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
  2. Respiratory Therapists
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