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Respiratory Therapy in Montana

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Schools Offering Respiratory Therapy Programs in Montana

Around 0.1% of Montana's graduates graduate from respiratory therapy degree programs every year. Thus, Montana's 2 respiratory therapy schools put out approximately 18 respiratory therapists each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Montana with a respiratory therapy program is The University of Montana, which is located in Missoula. In 2010, it was ranked 37th nationwide. 6 students graduated with a degree in respiratory therapy from The University of Montana in 2010. Students at The University of Montana paid $5,476 per year in tuition fees.

Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology, which is located in Great Falls, is the second-ranked school in Montana that has a respiratory therapy program. It received a ranking of 89th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology graduated 12 students from its respiratory therapy program. Students at Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology paid $3,024 per year in tuition fees.


Respiratory therapy schools in Montana, charge students an average tuition of $4,250 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $5,476 per year, or as little as $3,024 per year. In 2010, the respiratory therapy schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Montana were:

  1. The University of Montana - located in Missoula, students are charged $5,476 per year
  2. Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology - located in Great Falls, students are charged $3,024 per year

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

  1. Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology - located in Great Falls, students are charged $3,024 per year
  2. The University of Montana - located in Missoula, students are charged $5,476 per year

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

A large number of Montana respiratory therapy graduates become respiratory therapists. Montana had 360 respiratory therapists in 2010. In Montana, the largest numbers of respiratory therapists work in the following counties:

  1. Flathead County - 80 respiratory therapists
  2. Carbon County - 70 respiratory therapists
  3. Beaverhead County - 60 respiratory therapists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of respiratory therapists in Montana will grow by 22%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 380 respiratory therapists working in Montana.


A respiratory therapist in Montana makes an average of $50,600 per year. However, Montana respiratory therapists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $34,830 per year to more than $72,720 per year in 2010. The following counties in Montana have the highest average salaries for respiratory therapists:

  1. Carbon County - $61,550 per year
  2. Beaverhead County - $50,450 per year
  3. Missoula County - $47,720 per year

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

  1. Flathead County - $46,770 per year
  2. Missoula County - $47,720 per year
  3. Beaverhead County - $50,450 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Montana 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 Montana

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Respiratory Therapists 360 $50,600 12.5%
Respiratory Therapy Technicians 40 $35,240 -33.3%

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