Respiratory therapist schools

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, respiratory therapy is a rapidly growing field. As the country’s population ages, demand for respiratory therapists is estimated to grow by 19% in the next ten years. Respiratory therapists are trained to work with patients suffering from breathing and cardiopulmonary problems due to issues like asthma, emphysema, stroke or heart attack. Respiratory therapists work side by side with doctors to diagnose and treat these issues. Responsibilities may include taking medical histories, instructing patients on how to use inhalers and other breathing equipment, monitoring patient progress and performing tests to determine the correct diagnosis for patients. Schools for respiratory therapy adequately prepare students to perform these duties and more. Respiratory therapist schools offer many different programs to fit the needs of students. A 2-year associate’s degree is required for an entry-level position in the field. A bachelor’s or master’s degree will give students advanced training that can lead to more career options. Respiratory therapy schools must be accredited by a national committee for allied health or respiratory care. You can read more about the subject of schools for respiratory therapy at the link given above, including online respiratory therapy schools, of which there are now a growing number of options in this field. Below is a list of schools that offer programs for respiratory therapists, sorted by state (data believed correct at time of publication). Some states have a choice from twenty or more schools so candidates are spoilt for choice. Unfortunately, if you are in Wyoming you will have to go to another state to study respiratory therapy – there isn’t a single school offering this program in that state.

Alabama University of Alabama at Birmingham University of South Alabama - Mobile Wallace Community College - Dothan Wallace State College - Hanceville Arizona Apollo College-Mesa GateWay Community College - Phoenix Kaplan College-Phoenix Pima Community College-Tucson Pima Medical Institute-Mesa Pima Medical Institute-Tucson Arkansas Northwest Arkansas Community College - Bentonville Pulaski Technical College - North Little Rock Southeast Arkansas College - Pine Bluff University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences-Little Rock University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences-Texarkana California American River College - Sacramento Butte College - Oroville California College San Diego Concorde Career College-Garden Grove Concorde Career College-North Hollywood Concorde Career College-San Bernardino

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Crafton Hills College - Yucaipa East Los Angeles College - Monterey Park Foothill College - Los Altos Hills Fresno City College - Fresno Grossmont College - El Cajon Kaplan College-Salida Loma Linda University - Loma Linda Los Angeles Valley College - Valley Glen Modesto Junior College - Modesto Mount San Antonio College - Walnut Napa Valley College - Napa Ohlone College - Fremont Orange Coast College - Costa Mesa Pima Medical Institute-Chula Vista San Joaquin Valley College-Rancho Cucamonga San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield San Joaquin Valley College-Rancho Cordova San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia Skyline College - San Bruno Victor Valley College - Victorville Colorado Pickens Technical College - Aurora Pima Medical Institute-Denver Pueblo Community College - Pueblo Connecticut Goodwin College - East Hartford Manchester Community College - Manchester Naugatuck Valley Community College - Waterbury Norwalk Hospital/Norwalk Community Technical College - Norwalk Quinnipiac University - Hamden University of Hartford - West Hartford Delaware Delaware Technical & Community College - Jack F. Owens Campus - Georgetown Delaware Technical & Community College - Wilmington District of Columbia University of the District of Columbia - Washington, D.C. Florida ATI Health Education Centers - Miami Broward College - Coconut Creek Daytona State College - Daytona Beach Edison State College - Fort Myers Florida A&M University - Tallahassee Florida State College at Jacksonville - Jacksonville Gulf Coast Community College - Panama City Hillsborough Community College - Tampa Indian River State College - Fort Pierce Miami Dade College - Miami Palm Beach Community College - Palm Beach Gardens Santa Fe College - Gainesville Seminole State College of Florida - Altamonte Springs St. Petersburg College - Pinellas Park Tallahassee Community College - Tallahassee

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University of Central Florida - Orlando Valencia Community College - Orlando Georgia Armstrong Atlantic State University - Savannah Athens Technical College - Athens Augusta Technical College - Augusta Darton College - Albany Georgia Northwestern Technical College - Rome Georgia State University - Atlanta Gwinnett Technical College - Lawrenceville Heart of Georgia Technical College - Dublin Macon State College - Macon Medical College of Georgia - Augusta Okefenokee Technical College - Waycross Southern Crescent Technical College - Griffin Southwest Georgia Technical College - Thomasville Hawaii Kapiolani Community College - Honolulu Idaho Boise State University - Boise Idaho State University - Pocatello Illinois College of DuPage - Glen Ellyn Illinois Central College - Peoria Kankakee Community College - Kankakee Kaskaskia College - Centralia Malcolm X College - Chicago Moraine Valley Community College - Palos Hills Olive-Harvey College - Chicago Parkland College - Champaign Rock Valley College - Rockford Southwestern Illinois College - Belleville St. John's Hospital - Springfield Triton College - River Grove Indiana Clarian Health Partners - Indianapolis Indiana University Northwest - Gary Ivy Tech Community College, Central Indiana Region - Indianapolis Ivy Tech Community College-Fort Wayne Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest Region - Gary Ivy Tech Community College-Sellersburg Ivy Tech Community College-Terre Haute University of Southern Indiana - Evansville Iowa Des Moines Area Community College-Ankeny Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids Northeast Iowa Community College - Peosta Southeastern Community College - West Burlington St. Luke's College - Sioux City Kansas Johnson County Community College - Overland Park

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Kansas City Kansas Community College - Kansas City Labette Community College - Parsons Newman University - Wichita Seward County Community College - Liberal University of Kansas Medical Center - Kansas City Washburn University - Topeka Kentucky Bellarmine University - Louisville Big Sandy Community and Technical College - Paintsville Bluegrass Community and Technical College - Lexington Bowling Green Technical College - Bowling Green Jefferson Community and Technical College - Louisville Madisonville Community College - Madisonville Maysville Community and Technical College - Morehead Northern Kentucky University - Highland Heights Somerset Community College - Somerset Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College - Pineville West Kentucky Community and Technical College - Paducah Louisiana Bossier Parish Community College - Shreveport Delgado Community College - New Orleans Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport Nicholls State University - Houma Our Lady of Holy Cross/Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation - New Orleans Our Lady of the Lake - Baton Rouge Southern University at Shreveport - Shreveport Maine Kennebec Valley Community College - Fairfield Southern Maine Community College - South Portland Maryland Allegany College of Maryland - Cumberland Baltimore City Community College - Baltimore Community College of Baltimore County - Essex Frederick Community College - Frederick Prince George's Community College - Largo Salisbury University - Salisbury Washington Adventist University - Takoma Park Massachusetts Berkshire Community College - Pittsfield Massasoit Community College - Brockton North Shore Community College - Danvers Northeastern University - Boston Northern Essex Community College - Lawrence Quinsigamond Community College - Worcester Springfield Technical Community College - Springfield Michigan Delta College - University Center Ferris State University - Big Rapids Henry Ford Community College - Dearborn Kalamazoo Valley Community College - Kalamazoo Macomb Community College - Clinton Township

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Monroe County Community College - Monroe Mott Community College - Flint Muskegon Community College - Muskegon Oakland Community College-Southfield Minnesota Lake Superior College - Duluth Mayo Clinic, Mayo School of Health Sciences - Rochester Northland Community & Technical College - East Grand Forks Saint Paul College - Saint Paul St. Catherine University - Minneapolis Mississippi Copiah-Lincoln Community College - Woodville Hinds Community College - Jackson Itawamba Community College - Fulton Meridian Community College - Meridian Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Gautier Northeast Mississippi Community College - Booneville Northwest Mississippi Community College - Southaven Pearl River Community College - Hattiesburg Missouri Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center - Cape Girardeau ConCorde Career College-Kansas City Hannibal Career & Technology Center/Hannibal LaGrange College - Hannibal Missouri Southern State University - Joplin Missouri State University-West Plains Ozarks Technical Community College - Springfield Rolla Technical Center - Rolla Sanford-Brown College-Fenton St. Louis Community College-St. Louis University of Missouri - Columbia Montana Montana State University College of Technology - Great Falls University of Montana - Missoula Nebraska Alegent Health, Midland University, University of Nebraska at Kearney - Omaha Metropolitan Community College - Omaha Nebraska Methodist College - Omaha Southeast Community College - Lincoln Nevada College of Southern Nevada - Las Vegas Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas New Hampshire River Valley Community College - Claremont

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New Jersey Bergen Community College - Paramus Brookdale Community College - Lincroft Northwest New Jersey Consortium Respiratory Care Education - Randolph University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-North - Newark University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-South - Stratford New Mexico Central New Mexico Community College - Albuquerque Dona Ana Community College - Las Cruces Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque New York CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College - New York City Erie Community College - North Campus - Williamsville Genesee Community College - Batavia Hudson Valley Community College - Troy Long Island University - Brooklyn Mohawk Valley Community College - Utica Molloy College - Rockville Centre Nassau Community College - Garden City Onondaga Community College - Syracuse Stony Brook University - Stony Brook SUNY Upstate Medical University - Syracuse Westchester Community College - Valhalla North Carolina Carteret Community College - Morehead City Catawba Valley Community College - Hickory Central Piedmont Community College - Charlotte Durham Technical Community College - Durham Edgecombe Community College - Rocky Mount Fayetteville Technical Community College - Fayetteville Forsyth Technical Community College - Winston-Salem Pitt Community College - Greenville Robeson Community College - Lumberton Rockingham Community College - Wentworth Sandhills Community College - Pinehurst Southwestern Community College - Sylva Stanly Community College - Albemarle North Dakota North Dakota State University - Fargo St. Alexius Medical Center / University of Mary - Bismarck Ohio Bowling Green State University Firelands College - Huron Buckeye Hills Career Center - Racine Cincinnati State Technical and Community College/University of Cincinnati Clermont College - Batavia Collins Career Center - Chesapeake Columbus State Community College - Columbus Cuyahoga Community College - Parma Eastern Gateway Community College - Steubenville James A. Rhodes State College - Lima Kettering College of Medical Arts - Kettering

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Lakeland Community College - Kirtland North Central State College - Mansfield Ohio State University - Columbus Shawnee State University - Portsmouth Sinclair Community College - Dayton Southern State Community College - Washington Court House Stark State College of Technology - North Canton University of Akron - Akron University of Toledo - Toledo Washington State Community College - Marietta Youngstown State University - Youngstown Oklahoma Francis Tuttle Vocational Technical Center - Oklahoma City Northwest Oklahoma Respiratory Care Consortium - Enid Rose State College - Midwest City Tulsa Community College - Tulsa Oregon Lane Community College - Eugene Mt. Hood Community College - Gresham Oregon Institute of Technology - Klamath Falls Pennsylvania CHI Institute - Franklin Mills - Philadelphia Community College of Allegheny County-Allegheny Campus - Pittsburgh Community College of Philadelphia - Philadelphia Crozer-Chester Medical Center (Keystone) - Upland Gannon University - Erie Gwynedd-Mercy College - Gwynedd Valley Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh Luzerne County Community College - Nanticoke Mansfield University of Pennsylvania - Sayre Millersville University of Pennsylvania - Millersville Reading Area Community College - Reading Sanford-Brown Institute-Pittsburgh Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology - Lancaster University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown West Chester University of Pennsylvania-Bryn Mawr York College of Pennsylvania - York Rhode Island Community College of Rhode Island - Lincoln South Carolina Florence-Darlington Technical College - Florence Greenville Technical College - Greenville Midlands Technical College - Columbia Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College - Orangeburg Piedmont Technical College - Greenwood Spartanburg Community College - Spartanburg Tri-County Technical College - Pendleton Trident Technical College - Charleston South Dakota Dakota State University - Madison Tennessee

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Baptist Memorial College of Health Science - Memphis Chattanooga State Community College - Chattanooga Columbia State Community College - Columbia ConCorde Career College-Memphis East Tennessee State University - Elizabethton Jackson State Community College - Jackson Roane State Community College - Harriman Tennessee State University - Nashville Volunteer State Community College - Gallatin Texas Alvin Community College - Alvin Amarillo College - Amarillo Angelina College - Lufkin Collin College - McKinney Del Mar College - Corpus Christi El Centro College - Dallas El Paso Community College - El Paso Houston Community College System - Houston Howard College - San Angelo Lamar Institute of Technology-Beaumont Lone Star College - Kingwood McLennan Community College - Waco Midland College - Midland Midwestern State University - Wichita Falls San Jacinto College-Central - Pasadena South Plains College - Lubbock St. Philip's College - San Antonio Tarrant County College - Hurst Temple College - Temple Texas Southern University - Houston Texas State University-San Marcos Tyler Junior College - Tyler University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College - Brownsville USAF School of Health Care Sciences / 882 Training Group - Sheppard Air Force Base Victoria College - Victoria Weatherford College - Weatherford Utah Independence University-California College for Health Sciences - Salt Lake City Stevens-Henager College - Murray Weber State University - Ogden Vermont Vermont Technical College - Randolph Center Virginia Central Virginia Community College - Lynchburg J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College - Richmond Jefferson College of Health Sciences - Roanoke Mountain Empire Community College - Big Stone Gap Northern Virginia Community College - Springfield Shenandoah University - Winchester Southwest Virginia Community College - Richlands

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Tidewater Community College - Virginia Beach Washington Highline Community College - Des Moines Seattle Central Community College - Seattle Spokane Community College - Spokane Tacoma Community College - Tacoma West Virginia Carver Career Center - Charleston West Virginia Northern Community College - Wheeling Wheeling Jesuit University - Wheeling Wisconsin Chippewa Valley Technical College - Eau Claire Madison Area Technical College - Madison Mid-State Technical College - Marshfield Milwaukee Area Technical College - Milwaukee Moraine Park Technical College - Fond du Lac Northeast Wisconsin Technical College - Green Bay Western Technical College - La Crosse Wyoming No respiratory therapist schools

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