Respiratory Therapy in Utah

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Schools Offering Respiratory Therapy Programs in Utah


Each year, roughly 0.2% of Utah students graduate with degrees in respiratory therapy. In other words, every year an estimated 161 respiratory therapists graduate from Utah's 2 respiratory therapy schools.

Top Schools

Weber State University, which is located in Ogden, is the top-ranked school in Utah that has a respiratory therapy program. It received a ranking of 77th in the country in 2010. 115 students graduated with a degree in respiratory therapy from Weber State University in 2010. Tuition at Weber State University was $4,311 per year.

Stevens-Henager College, which was ranked 85th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Utah that has a respiratory therapy program. It is located in Salt Lake City. 46 students graduated with degree in respiratory therapy from Stevens-Henager College in 2010. Stevens-Henager College charged in-state students $17,400 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Utah's respiratory therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $10,856 per year, though tuition can range from $17,400 per year to $4,311 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Utah respiratory therapy schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Stevens-Henager College - located in Salt Lake City, students are charged $17,400 per year
  2. Weber State University - located in Ogden, students are charged $4,311 per year

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

  1. Weber State University - located in Ogden, students are charged $4,311 per year
  2. Stevens-Henager College - located in Salt Lake City, students are charged $17,400 per year

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

Most people who graduate from respiratory therapy school in Utah go on to work as a respiratory therapist. If you decide to work as a respiratory therapist in Utah, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 790 Utah respiratory therapists as of 2010. The largest populations of Utah respiratory therapists are working in the following counties:

  1. Salt Lake County - 360 respiratory therapists
  2. Davis County - 190 respiratory therapists
  3. Juab County - 130 respiratory therapists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 970 respiratory therapists will be working in Utah state. This would require the number of respiratory therapists to grow by 37%.

Salary

On average, respiratory therapists earn $54,640 per year. In 2010, however, some Utah respiratory therapists earned as little as less than $40,000 per year or as much as more than $72,590 per year. A respiratory therapist in the following Utah counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Salt Lake County - $56,280 per year
  2. Davis County - $53,660 per year
  3. Juab County - $53,610 per year

On average, respiratory therapists earns the least in the following Utah counties:

  1. Juab County - $53,610 per year
  2. Davis County - $53,660 per year
  3. Salt Lake County - $56,280 per year

More Information

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

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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
7,355 miles from location Weber State University Ogden UT 23.3311 n/a 23,001
7,362 miles from location Stevens-Henager College Salt Lake City UT 15.1746 n/a 1,080
 

Curious what studying Respiratory Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Respiratory Therapists + 790 $54,640
2
Respiratory Therapy Technicians + 60 $40,700 -25.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are respiratory therapy related jobs in Utah