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Fast Facts for Respiratory Therapists in Texas

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Odessa, Victoria and Texarkana
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Dallas, Fort Worth and College Station
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Houston, Dallas and San Antonio

Salaries for Respiratory Therapists in Texas

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: McAllen, Dallas and Brownsville

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  • AS-Respiratory Care

The goal of Virginia College lies in its responsibility to its students, the technical and business communities, and the general citizenry. We have a long history of offering new direction to students.

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Austin
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  • Massage Therapy
  • Offers career programs in accounting, cosmetology, massage therapy, physical fitness training, and more.
  • Provides hands-on training led by instructors who have relevant, on-the-job experience.
  • Each campus features a public salon and spa for student practice.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) and Council on Occupational Education (COE).
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San Antonio
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  • Professional Massage Therapy Program

• Offers day and evening classes for flexible scheduling options.
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• Career placement assistance is provided for all students and graduates.
• 3 campuses located in Dallas, Arlington, and Houston, Texas.

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Houston
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  • Professional Massage Therapy
  • Offers several program options in healthcare and wellness, skilled trades, and business.
  • Provides career assistance services including resume and cover letter writing, interview prep, and professional partnerships with regional employers for employment opportunities.
  • Classes start every month.
  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE), and the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) for the San Antonio branch.
  • 5 campuses in Brownsville, Corpus Christi, McAllen, San Antonio, and Weslaco.
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McAllen
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  • Physical Therapy Technician Certificate
  • Students participate in an externship program with partnered organizations, where they can get real-world experience.
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and offers a 20% military discount for students who qualify.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
  • 6 campuses located in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas, with online programs available in Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.
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  • Patient Care Technician

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  • Rehabilitation Sciences (Master of Science) - Online
  • Rehabilitation Sciences (Certificate) - Online
  • For the 12th consecutive year, Cal U was named one for the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review 
  • Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017
  • Quality Online courses at Cal U have the same objectives, content and learning outcomes as campus-based programs and are taught by the same expert professors.
  • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost. Student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1
  • CAL U online programs complete an annual assessment of student learning to ensure outcomes are focused on your success in career entry, advancement or enhancement!
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  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • A private, accredited distance learning college based in Norcross, Georgia founded in 1987.
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  • Allows alumni to enroll in any future program at a reduced rate.
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  • MS in Psychology - Addictions
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
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  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Grief and Bereavement
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in Christian Ministry
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in Family Dynamics
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  • College of Education: Whether you are looking to start or advance your career as a teacher or administrator, GCU offers bachelor’s and master’s in education degrees in key areas.
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Provides a job focused education and features a variety of programs from counseling and psychology to justice studies, history and English literature.
  • Does something else interest you? GCU also offers programs in Doctoral Studies; Theology; Science, Engineering & Technology; and Fine Arts & Production. Speak with an enrollment counselor today!

More Texas Respiratory Therapy Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Alvin
Associate
4,169
Amarillo
Associate
10,387
Lufkin
Associate
4,677
Cisco
Associate
3,365
Plano
Associate
20,143
Corpus Christi
Associate
11,167
Dallas
Associate
6,680
El Paso
Associate
25,023
Houston
Associate
43,518
Big Spring
Associate
3,329
Beaumont
Associate
2,590
The Woodlands
Associate
39,756
Waco
Associate
8,079
Midland
Bachelor
5,739
Wichita Falls
Masters
6,027
Odessa
Associate
4,580
Pasadena
Associate
23,805
Levelland
Associate
6,602
San Antonio
Associate
9,256
Fort Worth
Associate
37,948
Temple
Associate
4,787
Houston
Doctorate
9,540
San Marcos
Doctorate
28,121
San Antonio
Doctorate & First Professional
2,868
Galveston
Doctorate
2,422
Tyler
Associate
8,217
Victoria
Associate
4,002
Weatherford
Associate
4,544

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Respiratory Therapists

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Texas. 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. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Austin 530 $56,350
Round Rock 530 $56,350
Abilene 80 $48,140
Amarillo 140 $49,580
Beaumont 220 $56,350
Port Arthur 220 $56,350
Brownsville 230 $57,170
Harlingen 230 $57,170
College Station 160 $59,840
Bryan 160 $59,840
Dallas 3310 $59,730
Fort Worth 3310 $59,730
Arlington 3310 $59,730
El Paso 320 $49,070
Houston 2600 $59,310
The Woodlands 2600 $59,310
Sugar Land 2600 $59,310
San Antonio 1420 $56,370
New Braunfels 1420 $56,370
Longview 130 $51,570
Lubbock 180 $48,820
McAllen 430 $59,320
Edinburg 430 $59,320
Mission 430 $59,320
Killeen 260 $57,410
Temple 260 $57,410
Odessa 70 $49,770
Sherman 50 $54,230
Denison 50 $54,230
Tyler 120 $49,180
Waco 70 $51,540

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