Respiratory Therapy in Maine

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Schools Offering Respiratory Therapy Programs in Maine


Around 0.1% of Maine's graduates graduate from respiratory therapy degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 25 respiratory therapists graduate from Maine's 2 respiratory therapy schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Maine that has a respiratory therapy program is Southern Maine Community College. Southern Maine Community College, which was ranked 81st in the country in 2010, is located in South Portland. 11 students graduated with a degree in respiratory therapy from Southern Maine Community College in 2010. Southern Maine Community College charged in-state students $3,395 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Maine with a respiratory therapy program is Kennebec Valley Community College, which is located in Fairfield. In 2010, it was ranked 84th nationwide. 14 students graduated with degree in respiratory therapy from Kennebec Valley Community College in 2010. Students at Kennebec Valley Community College paid $3,124 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Maine's respiratory therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $3,260 per year, though tuition can range from $3,395 per year to $3,124 per year. In 2010, the respiratory therapy schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Maine were:

  1. Southern Maine Community College - located in South Portland, students are charged $3,395 per year
  2. Kennebec Valley Community College - located in Fairfield, students are charged $3,124 per year

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

  1. Kennebec Valley Community College - located in Fairfield, students are charged $3,124 per year
  2. Southern Maine Community College - located in South Portland, students are charged $3,395 per year

A respiratory therapy degree from a Maine school... what next?

The highest percentage of respiratory therapy graduates in Maine pursue careers as a respiratory therapist. Maine had 480 respiratory therapists in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Maine respiratory therapists:

  1. Cumberland County - 160 respiratory therapists
  2. Aroostook County - 60 respiratory therapists
  3. Penobscot County

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of respiratory therapists in the state of Maine will grow to 680. This would require a 20% growth in the profession.

Salary

A respiratory therapist in Maine earns $54,560 per year on average. But, salaries for respiratory therapists can vary. In 2010, respiratory therapists made as little as less than $35,990 per year or as much as more than $72,270 per year in Maine. A respiratory therapist in the following Maine counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Penobscot County - $57,520 per year
  2. Aroostook County - $55,890 per year
  3. Cumberland County - $54,065 per year

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

  1. Cumberland County - $54,065 per year
  2. Aroostook County - $55,890 per year
  3. Penobscot County - $57,520 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Maine statistics regarding a career in respiratory therapy. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as health science or allied health.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Respiratory Therapy in Maine

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,245 miles from location Southern Maine Community College South Portland ME 18.7675 60% 6,261
5,231 miles from location Kennebec Valley Community College Fairfield ME 15.6908 n/a 2,298
 

Curious what studying Respiratory Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Respiratory Therapists + 480 $54,560 20.0%
2
Respiratory Therapy Technicians + 50 $48,290 -28.6%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are respiratory therapy related jobs in Maine