Respiratory Therapy in New Mexico

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Schools Offering Respiratory Therapy Programs in New Mexico


Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of New Mexico receive respiratory therapy degrees every year. That means an estimated 79 respiratory therapists graduate from New Mexico's 4 respiratory therapy schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New Mexico with a respiratory therapy program is Pima Medical Institute, which is located in Albuquerque. In 2010, it was ranked 75th nationwide. 44 students graduated with a degree in respiratory therapy from Pima Medical Institute in 2010.

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus, which was ranked 87th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in New Mexico that has a respiratory therapy program. It is located in Roswell. 8 students graduated with degree in respiratory therapy from Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus in 2010. The tuition rate at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus was $1,339 per year.

Central New Mexico Community College, which was ranked 87th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in New Mexico that has a respiratory therapy program. It is located in Albuquerque. In 2010, Central New Mexico Community College graduated 23 students from its respiratory therapy programs. Central New Mexico Community College charged in-state students $1,812 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Respiratory therapy schools in New Mexico, charge students an average tuition of $1,094 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $1,812 per year, or as little as $1,224 per year. In 2010, the respiratory therapy schools that charged the highest tuition rates in New Mexico were:

  1. Central New Mexico Community College - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $1,812 per year
  2. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus - located in Roswell, students are charged $1,339 per year
  3. Santa Fe Community College - located in Santa Fe, students are charged $1,224 per year

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

  1. Santa Fe Community College - located in Santa Fe, students are charged $1,224 per year
  2. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus - located in Roswell, students are charged $1,339 per year
  3. Central New Mexico Community College - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $1,812 per year

A respiratory therapy degree from a New Mexico school... what next?

The highest percentage of respiratory therapy graduates in New Mexico pursue careers as a respiratory therapist. In 2010, there were 350 respiratory therapists working in New Mexico. The New Mexico counties with the largest populations of respiratory therapists are:

  1. Bernalillo County - 120 respiratory therapists
  2. Chaves County - 90 respiratory therapists
  3. Dona Ana County - 50 respiratory therapists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of respiratory therapists in New Mexico will grow by 21%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 450 respiratory therapists working in New Mexico.

Salary

On average, a respiratory therapist earns a salary of $51,570 per year in New Mexico state. In 2010, however, some New Mexico respiratory therapists earned as little as less than $36,150 per year or as much as more than $66,680 per year. The counties in New Mexico with the highest average salary for a respiratory therapist are:

  1. Bernalillo County - $53,010 per year
  2. Chaves County - $51,650 per year
  3. Cibola County - $49,850 per year

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

  1. Dona Ana County - $47,830 per year
  2. Cibola County - $49,850 per year
  3. Chaves County - $51,650 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional New Mexico 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 New Mexico

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,162 miles from location Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque NM 11.3262 n/a 27,999
7,121 miles from location Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe NM 9.04201 n/a 4,630
7,062 miles from location Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus Roswell NM 13.2979 n/a 4,347
7,159 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Albuquerque NM 25.16 n/a 1,003
 

Curious what studying Respiratory Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Respiratory Therapists + 350 $51,570 -36.4%
2
Respiratory Therapy Technicians + 160 $43,440 6.7%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are respiratory therapy related jobs in New Mexico