Top Respiratory Therapist Programs in Missouri

Find Accredited Respiratory Therapist Schools in Missouri

At the present time, there are 16 accredited schools that offer a variety of degrees and certificates for those wishing to go into the Respiratory Therapist field. Depending on which school one chooses to attend, they can choose to get a Respiratory Therapy Certificate, an Associates degree in Respiratory Therapy, or a Bachelors degree in Respiratory Therapy. In the list below, one can find the names of a few of the schools that offer at least one of these options in the state of Missouri.

How to get Certified in Missouri

In order to become a certified Respiratory Care Practitioner in the state of Missouri, there are a few things that one must do. First they must have verification of their credentials from the NBRC (National Board for Respiratory Care). They have to fill out an Application for Licensure and send in with a check for $64.00 as their license fee, and it has to be made payable to the Missouri Board for Respiratory Care.

Salaries for Respiratory Therapists in Missouri

The average median for people who are certified respiratory therapists in Missouri starts out around $60k a year. This is just an average for those currently on the market, and therefore, it doesn’t mean that every respiratory therapist job will start out at that amount. However the median for Missouri is higher than the national average median at the present time.
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Respiratory Therapy Campuses in Missouri

Mineral Area CollegePark Hills, Missouri, USA website
Concorde Career Colleges in Kansas CityKansas City, Missouri, USA website
Ozarks Technical Community CollegeSpringfield, Missouri, USA website
St. Louis College of Health CareersFenton, Missouri, USA website