Respiratory Therapy in Washington State

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Schools Offering Respiratory Therapy Programs in Washington State


Around 0.1% of Washington State's graduates graduate from respiratory therapy degree programs every year. That means an estimated 85 respiratory therapists graduate from Washington State's 5 respiratory therapy schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Washington State with a respiratory therapy program is Pima Medical Institute, which is located in Renton. In 2010, it was ranked 72nd nationwide. 19 students graduated with a degree in respiratory therapy from Pima Medical Institute in 2010.

Highline Community College, which was ranked 83rd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Washington State that has a respiratory therapy program. It is located in Seattle. In 2010, Highline Community College graduated 21 students from its respiratory therapy program. Students at Highline Community College paid $3,135 per year in tuition fees.

Spokane Community College, which is located in Spokane, is the third-ranked school in Washington State that has a respiratory therapy program. It received a ranking of 85th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Spokane Community College graduated 15 students from its respiratory therapy programs. Spokane Community College charged in-state students $2,610 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Respiratory therapy schools in Washington State, charge students an average tuition of $2,409 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $3,282 per year, or as little as $2,610 per year. In 2010, the following Washington State respiratory therapy schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Seattle Community College-Central Campus - located in Seattle, students are charged $3,282 per year
  2. Highline Community College - located in Seattle, students are charged $3,135 per year
  3. Tacoma Community College - located in Tacoma, students are charged $3,019 per year

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

  1. Spokane Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
  2. Tacoma Community College - located in Tacoma, students are charged $3,019 per year
  3. Highline Community College - located in Seattle, students are charged $3,135 per year

A respiratory therapy degree from a Washington State school... what next?

A large number of Washington State respiratory therapy graduates become respiratory therapists. In 2010, there were 1,600 respiratory therapists working in Washington State. In Washington State, the largest numbers of respiratory therapists work in the following counties:

  1. King County - 680 respiratory therapists
  2. Pierce County - 220 respiratory therapists
  3. Spokane County - 190 respiratory therapists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of respiratory therapists in Washington State will grow by 32%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 2,150 respiratory therapists working in Washington State.

Salary

A respiratory therapist in Washington State earns $60,860 per year on average. However, Washington State respiratory therapists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $38,590 per year to more than $81,830 per year in 2010. The following counties in Washington State have the highest average salaries for respiratory therapists:

  1. King County - $64,830 per year
  2. Pierce County - $59,000 per year
  3. Yakima County - $57,600 per year

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

  1. Columbia County - $51,360 per year
  2. Benton County - $53,420 per year
  3. Adams County - $53,650 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Washington State 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 Washington State

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,686 miles from location Seattle Community College-Central Campus Seattle WA 14.0982 n/a 7,774
7,472 miles from location Spokane Community College Spokane WA 14.6787 n/a 7,445
7,705 miles from location Tacoma Community College Tacoma WA 11.2217 n/a 6,825
7,692 miles from location Highline Community College Seattle WA 16.5765 n/a 6,725
7,686 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Renton WA 27.7677 n/a 728
 

Curious what studying Respiratory Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Respiratory Therapists + 1,600 $60,860 -12.6%
2
Respiratory Therapy Technicians + 200 $52,770 42.9%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are respiratory therapy related jobs in Washington State