Respiratory Therapy in Nebraska

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Schools Offering Respiratory Therapy Programs in Nebraska


Each year, approximately 0.1% of Nebraska graduates receive degrees in respiratory therapy. That means an estimated 60 respiratory therapists graduate from Nebraska's 4 respiratory therapy schools each year.

Top Schools

Midland Lutheran College, which was ranked 48th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Nebraska that has a respiratory therapy program. It is located in Fremont. 5 students graduated with a degree in respiratory therapy from Midland Lutheran College in 2010. Students at Midland Lutheran College paid $23,664 per year in tuition fees.

Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health, which is located in Omaha, is the second-ranked school in Nebraska that has a respiratory therapy program. It received a ranking of 64th in the country in 2010. 10 students graduated with degree in respiratory therapy from Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health in 2010. The tuition rate at Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health was $11,640 per year.

The third-ranked school in Nebraska with a respiratory therapy program is Southeast Community College Area, which is located in Lincoln. In 2010, it was ranked 80th nationwide. In 2010, 24 students graduated from Southeast Community College Area respiratory therapy program. Students at Southeast Community College Area paid $2,205 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at Nebraska's respiratory therapy schools ranges from $23,664 per year to $2,205 per year. But, the average tuition is $9,974 per year. The Nebraska respiratory therapy schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Midland Lutheran College - located in Fremont, students are charged $23,664 per year
  2. Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health - located in Omaha, students are charged $11,640 per year
  3. Metropolitan Community College Area - located in Omaha, students are charged $2,385 per year

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

  1. Southeast Community College Area - located in Lincoln, students are charged $2,205 per year
  2. Metropolitan Community College Area - located in Omaha, students are charged $2,385 per year
  3. Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health - located in Omaha, students are charged $11,640 per year

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

A large number of Nebraska respiratory therapy graduates become respiratory therapists. If you decide to work as a respiratory therapist in Nebraska, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 840 Nebraska respiratory therapists as of 2010. The Nebraska counties with the largest populations of respiratory therapists are:

  1. Harrison County - 420 respiratory therapists
  2. Lancaster County - 230 respiratory therapists
  3. Adams County - 80 respiratory therapists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of respiratory therapists is expected to grow by 25% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,310 respiratory therapists working in the Nebraska then.

Salary

On average, respiratory therapists earn $50,530 per year. In 2010, however, some Nebraska respiratory therapists earned as little as less than $35,710 per year or as much as more than $64,960 per year. A respiratory therapist in the following Nebraska counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Lancaster County - $51,180 per year
  2. Harrison County - $50,680 per year
  3. Arthur County - $49,780 per year

The Nebraska counties with the lowest average salary for respiratory therapists are:

  1. Adams County - $46,720 per year
  2. Antelope County - $49,760 per year
  3. Arthur County - $49,780 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Nebraska statistics regarding a career in respiratory therapy and to compare salaries with a variety of 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 Nebraska
  • Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Therapy in Nebraska
  • Certificate in Respiratory Therapy in Nebraska

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,534 miles from location Metropolitan Community College Area Omaha NE 14.4046 n/a 17,003
6,572 miles from location Southeast Community College Area Lincoln NE 19.8121 n/a 11,556
6,561 miles from location Midland Lutheran College Fremont NE 51.755 24% 716
6,539 miles from location Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Omaha NE 36.0075 62% 672
 

Curious what studying Respiratory Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Respiratory Therapists + 840 $50,530 2.4%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are respiratory therapy related jobs in Nebraska