Respiratory Therapy in Oklahoma

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Schools Offering Respiratory Therapy Programs in Oklahoma


Around 0.1% of Oklahoma's graduates graduate from respiratory therapy degree programs every year. Thus, Oklahoma's 8 respiratory therapy schools put out approximately 141 respiratory therapists each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a respiratory therapy program is Great Plains Technology Center. Great Plains Technology Center, which was ranked 64th in the country in 2010, is located in Lawton. In 2010, Great Plains Technology Center graduated 17 students from its respiratory therapy program.

Platt College, which was ranked 66th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a respiratory therapy program. It is located in Oklahoma City. In 2010, Platt College graduated 0 students from its respiratory therapy program.

Autry Technology Center, which was ranked 66th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a respiratory therapy program. It is located in Enid. 3 students graduated with degree in respiratory therapy from Autry Technology Center in 2010. Autry Technology Center charged in-state students $0 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Oklahoma's respiratory therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $1,281 per year, though tuition can range from $2,660 per year to $2,400 per year. The Oklahoma respiratory therapy schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Rose State College - located in Oklahoma City, students are charged $2,660 per year
  2. Oklahoma City Community College - located in Oklahoma City, students are charged $2,659 per year
  3. Northern Oklahoma College - located in Tonkawa, students are charged $2,526 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Oklahoma respiratory therapy schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Tulsa Community College - located in Tulsa, students are charged $2,400 per year
  2. Northern Oklahoma College - located in Tonkawa, students are charged $2,526 per year
  3. Oklahoma City Community College - located in Oklahoma City, students are charged $2,659 per year

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

The highest percentage of respiratory therapy graduates in Oklahoma pursue careers as a respiratory therapist. 1,150 respiratory therapists were working in Oklahoma in 2010. The Oklahoma counties with the largest populations of respiratory therapists are:

  1. Canadian County - 480 respiratory therapists
  2. Creek County - 370 respiratory therapists
  3. Atoka County - 80 respiratory therapists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of respiratory therapists is expected to grow by 31% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,550 respiratory therapists working in the Oklahoma then.

Salary

On average, a respiratory therapist earns a salary of $47,760 per year in Oklahoma state. In 2010, however, some Oklahoma respiratory therapists earned as little as less than $33,110 per year or as much as more than $66,170 per year. On average a respiratory therapist earns the most in the following Oklahoma counties:

  1. Creek County - $48,940 per year
  2. Canadian County - $48,210 per year
  3. Beckham County - $47,940 per year

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

  1. Cherokee County - $43,580 per year
  2. Adair County - $44,100 per year
  3. Atoka County - $46,940 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in respiratory therapy in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma
  • Certificate in Respiratory Therapy in Oklahoma

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,555 miles from location Tulsa Community College Tulsa OK 12.6303 n/a 19,730
6,651 miles from location Oklahoma City Community College Oklahoma City OK 10.7361 n/a 14,114
6,642 miles from location Rose State College Oklahoma City OK 9.15849 n/a 8,981
6,629 miles from location Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa OK 15.0818 n/a 5,228
6,654 miles from location Francis Tuttle Technology Center Oklahoma City OK 10.646 n/a 1,993
6,664 miles from location Autry Technology Center Enid OK 30.474 100% 587
6,705 miles from location Great Plains Technology Center Lawton OK 35.6039 n/a 239
6,646 miles from location Platt College Oklahoma City OK 33.9939 100% 103
 

Curious what studying Respiratory Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Respiratory Therapists + 1,150 $47,760 -13.5%
2
Respiratory Therapy Technicians + 260 $37,250 -29.7%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are respiratory therapy related jobs in Oklahoma