California Respiratory Therapy Training Programs and Schools

Career Information for Respiratory Therapists in California

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Fast Facts for Respiratory Therapists in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Modesto, Visalia and Riverside
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Salinas
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Riverside, Santa Ana and San Diego

Salaries for Respiratory Therapists in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: San Jose, Salinas and Oakland

Schools for Respiratory Therapists in California are listed below.

Selected Respiratory Therapy Schools in California

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  • Programs: Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy
  • Degrees: Bachelor
Platt College
Alhambra, Ontario

Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

  • Programs: Respiratory Therapy, Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Associate, Certificate
San Joaquin Valley College
Ontario, Temecula, Visalia

San Joaquin Valley College - A Private Junior College.

  • Programs: Degree - Respiratory Therapy
  • Degrees: Associate
California Career Institute
Garden Grove, Hawthorne

California Career Institute (CCI) was founded by nurses with PhD degrees from renowned
educational institutitions such as UCSF and USD.

  • Programs: CNA Program
  • Degrees: Certificate
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More California Respiratory Therapy Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
American River College Sacramento Associate 33,821
Antelope Valley College Lancaster Associate 13,312
Butte College Oroville Associate 12,228
California College-San Diego San Diego Bachelor 568
Crafton Hills College Yucaipa Associate 5,382
Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill Associate 19,768
East Los Angeles College Monterey Park Associate 28,889
El Camino College Torrance Associate 24,895
Foothill College Los Altos Hills Associate 18,132
Fresno City College Fresno Associate 21,624
Grossmont College El Cajon Associate 17,359
Loma Linda University Loma Linda Doctorate & First Professional 4,022
Los Angeles Valley College Valley Glen Associate 17,264
Modesto Junior College Modesto Associate 18,546
Mt San Antonio College Walnut Associate 29,842
Napa Valley College Napa Associate 7,169
Ohlone College Fremont Associate 11,083
Orange Coast College Costa Mesa Associate 24,424
Pima Medical Institute Chula Vista Chula Vista Associate 813
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Bakersfield Associate 602
San Joaquin Valley College-Rancho Cordova Rancho Cordova Associate 619
San Joaquin Valley College-Rancho Cucamonga Rancho Cucamonga Associate 791
San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia Visalia Associate 892
Santa Monica College Santa Monica Associate 28,958
Skyline College San Bruno Associate 8,359
Victor Valley College Victorville Associate 10,149

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Respiratory Therapists

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Respiratory Therapists

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Respiratory Therapists relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Bakersfield 240 $73550 0.91
Fresno 320 $80780 1.09
Chico 130 $82690 2.06
Oxnard 290 $84290 1.14
Thousand Oaks 290 $84290 1.14
Ventura 290 $84290 1.14
Redding 160 $72330 3.2
Riverside 1340 $70500 1.18
San Bernardino 1340 $70500 1.18
Ontario 1340 $70500 1.18
Sacramento 750 $91370 0.98
Roseville 750 $91370 0.98
Arden 750 $91370 0.98
Arcade 750 $91370 0.98
Salinas 110 $89760 0.8
San Diego 1360 $73170 1.15
Carlsbad 1360 $73170 1.15
Los Angeles 5640 $75460 1.15
Long Beach 5640 $75460 1.15
Anaheim 5640 $75460 1.15
Modesto 160 $79720 1.11
Santa Cruz 80 $96310 1.04
Watsonville 80 $96310 1.04
Santa Maria 130 $77580 0.83
Santa Barbara 130 $77580 0.83
Santa Rosa 160 $83800 0.95
San Francisco 1780 $92170 0.94
Oakland 1780 $92170 0.94
Hayward 1780 $92170 0.94
Stockton 220 $82120 1.15
Lodi 220 $82120 1.15
San Jose 890 $92610 1.01
Sunnyvale 890 $92610 1.01
Santa Clara 890 $92610 1.01
Vallejo 130 $96370 1.19
Fairfield 130 $96370 1.19
Visalia 90 $63330 0.72
Porterville 90 $63330 0.72
San Luis Obispo 70 $84030 0.72
Paso Robles 70 $84030 0.72
Arroyo Grande 70 $84030 0.72
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