Quick Degree Finder
CollegeAtHome.com is an advertising-supported site. Featured programs and school search results are for schools that compensate us. This compensation does not influence our school rankings, resource guides, or other information published on this site.
Respiratory Therapy in Massachusetts

The Top 3 Online Schools: Get Free Info

  • Walden University Btn_top_more_info
  • Capella University Btn_top_more_info
  • American Intercontinental University Btn_top_more_info
Ad Cliff Notes Ad Open Course

There are schools offering respiratory therapy programs in Massachusetts!

You may want to consider online colleges as well!
Great programs and courses just at the click of your finger!

Schools Offering Respiratory Therapy Programs in Massachusetts

Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Massachusetts receive respiratory therapy degrees every year. Thus, Massachusetts' 8 respiratory therapy schools put out approximately 110 respiratory therapists each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a respiratory therapy program is Northeastern University. Northeastern University, which was ranked 18th in the country in 2010, is located in Boston. In 2010, Northeastern University graduated 6 students from its respiratory therapy program. The tuition rate at Northeastern University was $36,792 per year.

Springfield Technical Community College, which is located in Springfield, is the second-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a respiratory therapy program. It received a ranking of 87th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Springfield Technical Community College graduated 9 students from its respiratory therapy program. The tuition rate at Springfield Technical Community College was $4,386 per year.

The third-ranked school in Massachusetts with a respiratory therapy program is North Shore Community College, which is located in Danvers. In 2010, it was ranked 88th nationwide. In 2010, North Shore Community College graduated 6 students from its respiratory therapy programs. The tuition rate at North Shore Community College was $3,720 per year.


Respiratory therapy schools in Massachusetts, charge students an average tuition of $7,941 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $36,792 per year, or as little as $3,144 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Massachusetts respiratory therapy schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Northeastern University - located in Boston, students are charged $36,792 per year
  2. Springfield Technical Community College - located in Springfield, students are charged $4,386 per year
  3. Quinsigamond Community College - located in Worcester, students are charged $4,232 per year

The following Massachusetts respiratory therapy schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Bunker Hill Community College - located in Charlestown, students are charged $3,144 per year
  2. Northern Essex Community College - located in Haverhill, students are charged $3,384 per year
  3. Massasoit Community College - located in Brockton, students are charged $3,720 per year

A respiratory therapy degree from a Massachusetts school... what next?

Most people who graduate from respiratory therapy school in Massachusetts go on to work as a respiratory therapist. Massachusetts had 2,100 respiratory therapists in 2010. The largest populations of Massachusetts respiratory therapists are working in the following counties:

  1. Bristol County - 1,100 respiratory therapists
  2. Windham County - 220 respiratory therapists
  3. Hartford County - 200 respiratory therapists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of respiratory therapists is expected to grow by 19% by 2018. There are projected to be 2,590 respiratory therapists working in the Massachusetts then.


A respiratory therapist in Massachusetts earns $64,220 per year on average. However, Massachusetts respiratory therapists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $46,100 per year to more than $85,660 per year in 2010. A respiratory therapist in the following Massachusetts counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Worcester County - $67,100 per year
  2. Bristol County - $66,690 per year
  3. Barnstable County - $66,540 per year

The following counties in Massachusetts have the lowest average salaries for respiratory therapists:

  1. Hartford County - $59,790 per year
  2. Essex County - $60,735 per year
  3. Middlesex County - $61,490 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in respiratory therapy in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts
  • Master's Degree in Respiratory Therapy in Massachusetts

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

View Online Schools

Curious what studying Respiratory Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Respiratory Therapists 2,100 $64,220 1.4%
Respiratory Therapy Technicians 240 $50,560 -17.2%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are respiratory therapy related jobs in Massachusetts