There are schools offering respiratory therapy programs in Massachusetts!
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.
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:
- Northeastern University - located in Boston, students are charged $36,792 per year
- Springfield Technical Community College - located in Springfield, students are charged $4,386 per year
- Quinsigamond Community College - located in Worcester, students are charged $4,232 per year
The following Massachusetts respiratory therapy schools had the lowest tuition rates:
- Bunker Hill Community College - located in Charlestown, students are charged $3,144 per year
- Northern Essex Community College - located in Haverhill, students are charged $3,384 per year
- 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:
- Bristol County - 1,100 respiratory therapists
- Windham County - 220 respiratory therapists
- Hartford County - 200 respiratory therapists
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:
- Worcester County - $67,100 per year
- Bristol County - $66,690 per year
- Barnstable County - $66,540 per year
The following counties in Massachusetts have the lowest average salaries for respiratory therapists:
- Hartford County - $59,790 per year
- Essex County - $60,735 per year
- Middlesex County - $61,490 per year
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
Curious what studying Respiratory Therapy gets you?
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Respiratory Therapy Technicians||240||$50,560||-17.2%|
Got your degree? Time to find a job!
Below are respiratory therapy related jobs in Massachusetts