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Fast Facts for Respiratory Therapists in North Carolina

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Winston-Salem, Asheville and Greenville
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Raleigh, Charlotte and Hickory
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Charlotte, Greensboro and Winston-Salem

Salaries for Respiratory Therapists in North Carolina

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Durham

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  • Associate of Occupational Science Degree in Massage Therapy
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Listed as a 2015 Best for Vets school in the Career & Technical College category by Military Times.
  • Offers programs in health science, business, legal studies, technology, and skilled trades such as HVAC and building maintenance &    repair.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • 3 campuses located in Virginia, South Carolina, and Florida.
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Chesapeake
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  • BS Health Science (Post PTA)
  • AAS Physical Therapist Assistant

At South College we welcome students from all different stages of life and career.  Whether you are pursing a degree for the first time, going back to school as an adult learner, or furthering your career with an advanced degree, our faculty and staff will partner with you to give your dreams direction.

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Asheville
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  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • A private, accredited distance learning college based in Norcross, Georgia founded in 1987.
  • Ensures that service members, their spouses and veterans can maximize their military education benefits.
  • Gives students the option to customize monthly payments to fit their budgets and lifestyle.
  • Offers all-inclusive tuition: textbooks, learning materials, and academic support are covered in the cost.
  • Allows alumni to enroll in any future program at a reduced rate.
Programs
  • 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!
Programs
  • Massage Therapy - Diploma
  • Part of the Delta Career Education Corporation.
  • Each campus features a public spa and/or salon where students can gain real-world experience.
  • 17 campuses across the United States, with online options as well.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent colleges and Schools (ACICS), with programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Originally founded in 1916 in Wilmington, North Carolina by Judge Leon Motte.
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Wilmington
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  • Massage Therapy - Certificate
  • Committed to excellence in education since 1916 with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Offers more than 50 programs including criminal justice, technology, business, and more.
  • Its fully-accredited campuses offer day, evening, and online classes.
  • Provides tutoring at no additional charge to assist during stressful times.
  • Revises curriculum continually to keep pace with improvements in technology and the increasing needs of business and industry.
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Conway
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  • Professional Clinical Massage Therapy
  • Features a public clinic, where massage students can gain real-world experience.
  • Provides career development advising and job placement assistance at its Student Services department.
  • Has 2 main campuses in North and South Carolina
  • Offers programs in clinical massage therapy, medical assisting, pharmacy technology, and more.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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Charlotte
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  • Cosmetology

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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Spartanburg
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  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Clinical Mental Health
  • A collegiate university that balances the personal attention of a liberal arts college with the academic vitality and broad opportunities of a research university.
  • Founded in 1834, its 340 acre campus is located in Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Ranked #23 in National Universities in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges from U.S. News and World Report.
  • Its student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1, and 58.6% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Its stated mission is “to educate the whole person, graduating students who seek purpose-filled lives while building a community dedicated to serving humanity.”
Programs
  • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
  • M.S. in Christian Counseling
  • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Why Earn Your Degree from GCU?
  • Options: Choose from a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Business, Nursing, Psychology, Education & more!
  • Convenience: Complete courses online, on campus, or a combination of both!
  • Earlier Graduation: Our 4-credit courses allow you to complete your degree program in less time.
  • Transfer Friendly: We will request your transcripts, evaluate your graduate coursework, and determine your anticipated graduation date within 24 hours.
  • Quality: Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and is regionally accredited. Learn more today!

More North Carolina Respiratory Therapy Schools

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

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Morehead City
Associate
1,628
Hickory
Associate
4,765
Charlotte
Associate
18,052
Durham
Associate
5,170
Tarboro
Associate
1,687
Fayetteville
Associate
9,063
Winston Salem
Associate
7,276
Winterville
Associate
6,499
Lumberton
Associate
1,788
Wentworth
Associate
2,013
Pinehurst
Associate
3,826
Sylva
Associate
2,040
Albemarle
Associate
2,390
Charlotte
Doctorate
22,388

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Respiratory Therapists

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for North Carolina. 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
Asheville 230 $52,440
Durham-Chapel Hill 460 $54,830
Fayetteville 150 $49,980
Greensboro-High Point 290 $56,090
Greenville 130 $52,170
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton 100 $51,430
Raleigh 320 $56,610
Winston-Salem 430 $53,450

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