Top Respiratory Therapist Programs in Alabama

Find Accredited Respiratory Therapist Schools in Alabama

Currently, there are approximately 7 different accredited schools in the state of Alabama that offer either an Associate degree or a Bachelors degree in Respiratory Therapy. Depending on which type of degree one wishes to purse, will determine which particular college that one will attend. Some of these colleges offer both the Associate degree and the Bachelors degree but not all of them. Below are a list of the schools that offer one or the other degrees to their students.

How to get Certified in Alabama

In order to meet the Alabama licensing requirements, one must obtain credentials as either a RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist) or a CRT (Certified Respiratory Therapist). These credentials are granted by the NBRC (National Board for Respiratory Care. It is also possible for someone to obtain a Alabama license if they already hold a valid respiratory therapist license from another state, the District of Columbia, or a territory of the United States, that have the same lincensure requirements as Alabama.

Salaries for Certified Therapists in Alabama

Currently, the national median salary for a certified Respiratory Therapist is around $56k at start. The average median for a certified respiratory therapist in the state of Alabama starts around $50k a year. It generally depends on which part of the state one is seeking a job in, but per salary polls, it is safe that a newly licensed certified respiratory therapist will will start in the $50k annual range.
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In 2018, workers with a bachelor's degree or higher had almost twice as much
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Respiratory Therapy Campuses in Alabama

University of Alabama at BirminghamBirmingham, Alabama, USA website
George C Wallace Community College-DothanDothan, Alabama, United States website
George C Wallace State Community College-HancevilleHanceville; Alabama, United States website
John C Calhoun State Community CollegeTanner, Alabama, United States website
Shelton State Community CollegeRuscaloosa, Alabama, United States website
University of South AlabamaMobile, Alabama United States website
Virginia College-BirminghamBirmingham, Alabama, USAwebsite