Respiratory Therapy in Oregon

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Schools Offering Respiratory Therapy Programs in Oregon


Each year, roughly 0.1% of Oregon students graduate with degrees in respiratory therapy. In other words, every year an estimated 74 respiratory therapists graduate from Oregon's 4 respiratory therapy schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oregon with a respiratory therapy program is Concorde Career College, which is located in Portland. In 2010, it was ranked 65th nationwide. In 2010, Concorde Career College graduated no students from its respiratory therapy program.

Oregon Institute of Technology, which is located in Klamath Falls, is the second-ranked school in Oregon that has a respiratory therapy program. It received a ranking of 75th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Oregon Institute of Technology graduated 24 students from its respiratory therapy program. Oregon Institute of Technology charged in-state students $7,260 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Oregon with a respiratory therapy program is Mt Hood Community College, which is located in Gresham. In 2010, it was ranked 87th nationwide. In 2010, Mt Hood Community College graduated 29 students from its respiratory therapy programs. Students at Mt Hood Community College paid $3,769 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Oregon's respiratory therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $3,612 per year, though tuition can range from $7,260 per year to $3,418 per year. In 2010, the respiratory therapy schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Oregon were:

  1. Oregon Institute of Technology - located in Klamath Falls, students are charged $7,260 per year
  2. Mt Hood Community College - located in Gresham, students are charged $3,769 per year
  3. Lane Community College - located in Eugene, students are charged $3,418 per year

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

  1. Lane Community College - located in Eugene, students are charged $3,418 per year
  2. Mt Hood Community College - located in Gresham, students are charged $3,769 per year
  3. Oregon Institute of Technology - located in Klamath Falls, students are charged $7,260 per year

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

The highest percentage of respiratory therapy graduates in Oregon pursue careers as a respiratory therapist. In 2010, there were 1,190 respiratory therapists working in Oregon. In Oregon, the largest numbers of respiratory therapists work in the following counties:

  1. Clackamas County - 600 respiratory therapists
  2. Baker County - 80 respiratory therapists
  3. Clatsop County - 70 respiratory therapists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of respiratory therapists in the state of Oregon will grow to 1,300. This would require a 20% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, respiratory therapists earn $57,950 per year. But, salaries for respiratory therapists can vary. In 2010, respiratory therapists made as little as less than $42,160 per year or as much as more than $73,780 per year in Oregon. The counties in Oregon with the highest average salary for a respiratory therapist are:

  1. Clackamas County - $61,200 per year
  2. Douglas County - $55,790 per year
  3. Baker County - $54,990 per year

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

  1. Lane County - $52,680 per year
  2. Clatsop County - $53,530 per year
  3. Baker County - $54,990 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in respiratory therapy in Oregon 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 Oregon
  • Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Therapy in Oregon

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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
7,822 miles from location Lane Community College Eugene OR 9.16106 n/a 12,691
7,750 miles from location Mt Hood Community College Gresham OR 12.9715 n/a 8,897
7,812 miles from location Oregon Institute of Technology Klamath Falls OR 24.9874 56% 3,915
7,761 miles from location Concorde Career College Portland OR 35.2633 100% 720
 

Curious what studying Respiratory Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Respiratory Therapists + 1,190 $57,950 28.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are respiratory therapy related jobs in Oregon