Respiratory Therapy in Arizona

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Schools Offering Respiratory Therapy Programs in Arizona


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Arizona receive respiratory therapy degrees every year. Thus, Arizona's 9 respiratory therapy schools put out approximately 330 respiratory therapists each year.

Top Schools

Pima Medical Institute, which was ranked 72nd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Arizona that has a respiratory therapy program. It is located in Mesa. In 2010, Pima Medical Institute graduated 52 students from its respiratory therapy program.

Pima Medical Institute, which was ranked 74th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Arizona that has a respiratory therapy program. It is located in Tucson. In 2010, 47 students graduated from Pima Medical Institute respiratory therapy program.

The third-ranked school in Arizona with a respiratory therapy program is Grand Canyon University, which is located in Phoenix. In 2010, it was ranked 74th nationwide. 1 students graduated with degree in respiratory therapy from Grand Canyon University in 2010. The tuition rate at Grand Canyon University was $16,500 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Arizona's respiratory therapy schools ranges from $16,500 per year to $1,412 per year. But, the average tuition is $3,274 per year. In 2010, the following Arizona respiratory therapy schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Grand Canyon University - located in Phoenix, students are charged $16,500 per year
  2. GateWay Community College - located in Phoenix, students are charged $1,734 per year
  3. Pima Community College - located in Tucson, students are charged $1,412 per year

The respiratory therapy schools in Arizona that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Pima Community College - located in Tucson, students are charged $1,412 per year
  2. GateWay Community College - located in Phoenix, students are charged $1,734 per year
  3. Grand Canyon University - located in Phoenix, students are charged $16,500 per year

A respiratory therapy degree from an Arizona school... what next?

The highest percentage of respiratory therapy graduates in Arizona pursue careers as a respiratory therapist. In 2010, there were 2,260 respiratory therapists working in Arizona. The largest populations of Arizona respiratory therapists are working in the following counties:

  1. Maricopa County - 1,470 respiratory therapists
  2. Pima County - 450 respiratory therapists
  3. Mohave County - 100 respiratory therapists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 3,040 respiratory therapists will be working in Arizona state. This would require the number of respiratory therapists to grow by 24%.

Salary

A respiratory therapist in Arizona makes an average of $50,120 per year. But, salaries for respiratory therapists can vary. In 2010, respiratory therapists made as little as less than $33,680 per year or as much as more than $82,150 per year in Arizona. The following counties in Arizona have the highest average salaries for respiratory therapists:

  1. Mohave County - $53,710 per year
  2. Cochise County - $52,610 per year
  3. Maricopa County - $49,850 per year

A respiratory therapist in the following counties in Arizona make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Apache County - $48,470 per year
  2. Yuma County - $48,910 per year
  3. Pima County - $49,310 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in respiratory therapy in Arizona and to compare salaries with various related fields such as health science or allied health, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Respiratory Therapy in Arizona
  • Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Therapy in Arizona

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,477 miles from location Carrington College-Mesa Mesa AZ n/a n/a n/a
7,490 miles from location Carrington College-Westside Phoenix AZ n/a n/a n/a
7,489 miles from location Carrington College-Online Phoenix AZ n/a n/a n/a
7,445 miles from location Pima Community College Tucson AZ 14.0724 n/a 35,880
7,491 miles from location Grand Canyon University Phoenix AZ 26.2344 38% 34,205
7,484 miles from location GateWay Community College Phoenix AZ 13.1689 n/a 7,863
7,478 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Mesa AZ 27.6782 n/a 1,274
7,441 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Tucson AZ 26.4718 n/a 1,198
7,489 miles from location Kaplan College Phoenix AZ 20.956 n/a 690
 

Curious what studying Respiratory Therapy gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Arizona

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Respiratory Therapists + 2,260 $50,120 4.6%
2
Respiratory Therapy Technicians + 130 $45,090 -53.6%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are respiratory therapy related jobs in Arizona