The demand for respiratory therapists has never been higher, so job stability is excellent. Continued growth in biomedical technology ensures the field will never get boring. The opportunity to help people and make a lasting and meaningful difference in the lives of others means you’ll get much more out of your career than just a paycheck.
Salary Range Potential:
Community College or Technical Degree
Monitoring, Active Listening, Operation Monitoring, Speaking, Critical Thinking, Coordination, Time Management, Reading Comprehension, Active Learning, Learning Strategies, Social Perceptiveness
Types of Employers:
Hospitals And Clinics, Physicians' Offices, Medical Centers
A respiratory therapist helps patients who are having trouble breathing. Respiratory therapists work under the direction of doctors and treat a range of patients, from premature infants whose lungs are not fully developed to elderly people with lung disease. They give patients oxygen, manage ventilators, and administer drugs to the lungs.
Respiratory Therapist- $60,0000%
Cashier - $20,8800%
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Security Guard - $26,1700%
Private Sector - $41,6000%
Our program prepares students to be competent, safe respiratory care practitioners capable of functioning in a variety of health care settings.Why Enroll in Respiratory TechnologyBecome an expert in areas related to heart and lung disorders and treatmentHelp others manage their disease and improve their quality of lifePlay a significant role in a patients ability to improveWork with patients of different ages and clinical conditionsUse state-of-the-art technology to provide direct bedside patient careAssist patients and save lives in emergency and critical care situationsEarn competitive wages and have the flexibility to move anywhere in the country with excellent job opportunities
Length of Program:4 semesters
Summary of Program Requirements:
The Respiratory Care Technology is an allied health professional, employed in the treatment, control and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the respiratory system. They serve as a consultant to the physician in the treatment and management of cardio-pulmonary abnormalities and work with nurses in coordinating and implementing an overall patient care strategy. PRCC’s program can be completed in 4 semesters and the application deadline is May 1st each year. Graduates from our program are Nationally credentialed and can work in any state.
Pre-requisites required:Contact for more information.
Length of Program:2 years
Summary of Program Requirements:Contact for more information.
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