Respiratory Therapy in Massachusetts

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Schools Offering Respiratory Therapy Programs in Massachusetts

Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Massachusetts receive respiratory therapy degrees every year. Thus, Massachusetts' 8 respiratory therapy schools put out approximately 110 respiratory therapists each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a respiratory therapy program is Northeastern University. Northeastern University, which was ranked 18th in the country in 2010, is located in Boston. In 2010, Northeastern University graduated 6 students from its respiratory therapy program. The tuition rate at Northeastern University was $36,792 per year.

Springfield Technical Community College, which is located in Springfield, is the second-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a respiratory therapy program. It received a ranking of 87th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Springfield Technical Community College graduated 9 students from its respiratory therapy program. The tuition rate at Springfield Technical Community College was $4,386 per year.

The third-ranked school in Massachusetts with a respiratory therapy program is North Shore Community College, which is located in Danvers. In 2010, it was ranked 88th nationwide. In 2010, North Shore Community College graduated 6 students from its respiratory therapy programs. The tuition rate at North Shore Community College was $3,720 per year.


Respiratory therapy schools in Massachusetts, charge students an average tuition of $7,941 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $36,792 per year, or as little as $3,144 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Massachusetts respiratory therapy schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Northeastern University - located in Boston, students are charged $36,792 per year
  2. Springfield Technical Community College - located in Springfield, students are charged $4,386 per year
  3. Quinsigamond Community College - located in Worcester, students are charged $4,232 per year

The following Massachusetts respiratory therapy schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Bunker Hill Community College - located in Charlestown, students are charged $3,144 per year
  2. Northern Essex Community College - located in Haverhill, students are charged $3,384 per year
  3. Massasoit Community College - located in Brockton, students are charged $3,720 per year

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

Most people who graduate from respiratory therapy school in Massachusetts go on to work as a respiratory therapist. Massachusetts had 2,100 respiratory therapists in 2010. The largest populations of Massachusetts respiratory therapists are working in the following counties:

  1. Bristol County - 1,100 respiratory therapists
  2. Windham County - 220 respiratory therapists
  3. Hartford County - 200 respiratory therapists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of respiratory therapists is expected to grow by 19% by 2018. There are projected to be 2,590 respiratory therapists working in the Massachusetts then.


A respiratory therapist in Massachusetts earns $64,220 per year on average. However, Massachusetts respiratory therapists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $46,100 per year to more than $85,660 per year in 2010. A respiratory therapist in the following Massachusetts counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Worcester County - $67,100 per year
  2. Bristol County - $66,690 per year
  3. Barnstable County - $66,540 per year

The following counties in Massachusetts have the lowest average salaries for respiratory therapists:

  1. Hartford County - $59,790 per year
  2. Essex County - $60,735 per year
  3. Middlesex County - $61,490 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in respiratory therapy in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts
  • Master's Degree in Respiratory Therapy in Massachusetts

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,266 miles from location Northeastern University Boston MA 82.4476 20% 27,537
5,265 miles from location Bunker Hill Community College Charlestown MA 10.7498 n/a 11,009
5,301 miles from location Quinsigamond Community College Worcester MA 10.7274 n/a 8,349
5,264 miles from location North Shore Community College Danvers MA 11.9872 n/a 7,968
5,257 miles from location Massasoit Community College Brockton MA 10.1667 n/a 7,941
5,271 miles from location Northern Essex Community College Haverhill MA 9.60858 n/a 7,385
5,337 miles from location Springfield Technical Community College Springfield MA 13.0038 n/a 6,782
5,379 miles from location Berkshire Community College Pittsfield MA 11.2065 n/a 2,601

Curious what studying Respiratory Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Respiratory Therapists + 2,100 $64,220 1.4%
Respiratory Therapy Technicians + 240 $50,560 -17.2%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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