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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

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  • Respiratory Therapy (AS)

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Congratulations! Your interest in California College San Diego is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.

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San Diego
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  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
  • Has weekend programs, including certified  veterinary technology, nurse assistant, and hemodialysis technician.
  • Showcases visual communication students’ artwork and design through campus magazine.
  • 3 campuses in Southern California.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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Alhambra
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  • Degree - Respiratory Therapy
  • Many programs require externships, allowing students to gain real-world experience.
  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1984.
  • Offers 22 accelerated, career-focused program options including business administration, medical assisting, and more.
  • Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
  • 11 campuses across California, with an online division as well.
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Temecula
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  • Patient Care Technician
  • Offers accelerated programs w/ flexible schedules & professional instruction
  • Multiple accredited campuses across 9 states including CA, TX, NV, & PA
  • 10 + programs including Practical Nursing, Dental and Medical Assisting
  • Provides professional development training & career planning resources
  • Military Student Center (MSC) is committed to the success of military students
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San Diego
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  • Physical Therapy Aide - Certificate

Trade schools in Los Angeles are built on a solid foundation of academic experience, especially Advanced College in South Gate. The founders of Advanced College have 40 years of experience when they opened their own institute of higher learning in 1999, which means Advanced College was student-oriented from day one. Our reputation as a leading vocational nursing & Allied Health school in Los Angeles is well-established, but that is just the beginning. Our expansive South Gate Campus has grown in our time as a school in order to make room for our daily operations. However, our expansion goes beyond the boundaries of our walls.

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South Gate
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  • Nursing Assistant
  • 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).
  • 11 campuses across California, Texas, Nevada and Idaho, as well as 8 additional Milan Institute of Cosmetology campuses.
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Visalia
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  • Master of Science - Sports Science & Rehabilitation
  • A celebrated educational institution focused on chiropractic & health sciences
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report
  • Logan U is HLC & CCE accredited with a beautiful campus just outside St. Louis, MO
  • Offers bachelor’s & master’s degrees & an exciting doctor of chiropractic degree
  • Special 3+3 Program can shorten time it takes to become a doctor of chiropractic
Programs
  • Diploma - Massage
Fremont College traces its roots to Platt College’s founding in St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1879, and the Southern California branch campus was established in 1986. The most significant evolution of the College started when its third CEO, Dr. Sabrina Kay, assumed leadership in 2007. Fremont College became an innovative center adopting the framework of Work-Based Learning Leadership at the Wharton School and Dr. Kay’s thesis on improved learning through practice and collaboration.
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Cerritos
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  • Physical Therapy Aide/Sports Rehab Program
  • Offers training in various types of massage therapy, physical therapy/sports rehab, and personal fitness training & wellness.
  • Teaches in an environment that promotes learning and encourages empathetic and compassionate therapists.
  • Career service professionals work directly with students from the start of their program, and help them pursue employment in day spas, luxury hotels, cruise ships, and other locations.
  • Students can work in the SOCHI Massage Clinic to gain experience and build their career skills.
  • Financial aid representatives help students develop a personalized financial plan to finance their tuition.
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Reseda
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  • Massage Therapy
  • Esthetician / Massage Therapy
Start your career with training from Blake Austin College - Beauty Academy. We offer programs in cosmetology, massage therapy, and holistic health, plus a combination esthetics/massage program.
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Vacaville
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More California Respiratory Therapy Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Sacramento
Associate
33,821
Lancaster
Associate
13,312
Oroville
Associate
12,228
San Diego
Bachelor
568
Yucaipa
Associate
5,382
Pleasant Hill
Associate
19,768
Monterey Park
Associate
28,889
Torrance
Associate
24,895
Los Altos Hills
Associate
18,132
Fresno
Associate
21,624
El Cajon
Associate
17,359
Loma Linda
Doctorate & First Professional
4,022
Valley Glen
Associate
17,264
Modesto
Associate
18,546
Walnut
Associate
29,842
Napa
Associate
7,169
Fremont
Associate
11,083
Costa Mesa
Associate
24,424
Chula Vista
Associate
813
Bakersfield
Associate
602
Rancho Cordova
Associate
619
Rancho Cucamonga
Associate
791
Visalia
Associate
892
Santa Monica
Associate
28,958
San Bruno
Associate
8,359
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. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield 250 $75,460
Chico N/A $70,180
Fresno 360 $78,100
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade 800 $89,130
Salinas 130 $88,000
San Diego-Carlsbad 1620 $76,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 6810 $74,320
Modesto 230 $81,340
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura 330 $83,030
Redding 130 $75,720
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 1540 $72,320
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 1860 $91,000
Stockton-Lodi 200 $87,020
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 970 $88,160
Vallejo-Fairfield 120 $91,880
Visalia-Porterville 80 $68,840
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande 60 $81,960
Santa Cruz-Watsonville 50 $104,230
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara 110 $84,770
Santa Rosa 140 $86,250

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