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Fast Facts for Respiratory Therapists in Tennessee

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Jackson, Johnson City and Kingsport
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Clarksville, Chattanooga and Memphis
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga

Salaries for Respiratory Therapists in Tennessee

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chattanooga, Memphis and Kingsport

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  • Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Associate of Applied Science
  • Providing exceptional career training since 1963.
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  • Has 13 campuses across Ohio and Kentucky, as well as online options.
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  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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Clarksville
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Grand Prairie
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  • AS 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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Nashville
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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 
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  • Nursing Assistant - Certificate of Completion

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Miller-Motte Technical College (MMTC) has a history of helping students succeed through hands-on education and career training. Our faculty and staff work to ensure that when you’ve completed your program, you’re truly ready to begin your career.

Miller-Motte Technical College (MMTC) will help you choose your ideal career before you get started and assist with real-world employment after you’re done with school. We have a wide range of resources to help you every step of the way. 

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Chattanooga
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  • Therapeutic Massage - Diploma

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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Huntsville
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  • Massage Therapy - Diploma
  • 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.
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  • Revises curriculum continually to keep pace with improvements in technology and the increasing needs of business and industry.
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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.”
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  • B.S. in Behavioral Health Science - Trauma
  • Which career path will you take – Business, Nursing, Education, Psychology? Something else? GCU offers more than 100 majors to get you started!
  • Colangelo College of Business: Features more than 25 programs from the bachelor through the master's level, including several high-demand MBA programs and an accelerated accounting degree.
  • College of Nursing and Health Care Professions: Rich 25-year history providing outstanding health care and nursing degree programs, including an RN to BSN program & master's in nursing degrees.
  • 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!
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  • MS in Psychology - Addictions

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More Tennessee Respiratory Therapy Schools

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

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Memphis
Bachelor
925
Chattanooga
Associate
8,108
Columbia
Associate
4,633
Jackson
Associate
4,380
Harriman
Associate
5,404
Nashville
Doctorate
9,065
Gallatin
Associate
7,065
Morristown
Associate
5,825

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Respiratory Therapists

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Tennessee. 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
Jackson 120 $43,760
Johnson City 150 $44,390
Morristown 50 $43,010
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin 900 $52,590
Knoxville 570 $47,740

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