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The goal of respiratory therapists is to cure or improve breathing disorders that people may be born with or develop later in life. For example, a patient with bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease would seek treatment from a respiratory therapist. In order to clear the breathing pathways of patients, respiratory therapists have the responsibility of administering aerosolized drugs, facilitating the use of oxygen delivery devices, performing endotracheal intubation suctioning, putting patients on and off life support, inserting the arterial lines, collecting and interpreting arterial blood samples, and more.

To become a respiratory therapist, you must devote at least two years to obtaining your associate degree. If after this time, you would like to advance your career, you might consider obtaining a bachelor's degree or master's degree in respiratory therapy. Whatever degree you pursue, however, it must come from a school that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care or the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. If you receive a degree that is not accredited by one of these two agencies, you may have a difficult time becoming certified or even getting a job. Before you can start work as a respiratory therapist in the United States, you must receive your Certified Respiratory Therapist credential.

Respiratory therapists must, at the very minimum, complete their associate degree in respiratory therapy at a school accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care or the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. If you live anywhere in the United States, you must obtain your license before you can start working as a respiratory therapist. In order to be licensed, you must first meet the eligibility requirements provided by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

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Virginia College Annual Tuition $12,060 - $13,932 Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
59 Programs, 2 in Respiratory Therapy (view all)
Campuses: Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery
  • Respiratory Care - Associate
  • Respiratory Care - Associates
San Joaquin Valley College Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate Add Review
39 Programs, 1 in Respiratory Therapy (view all)
Campuses: Hesperia, Bakersfield, Hanford, Salida, ...
  • Degree - Respiratory Therapy
Keiser University Annual Tuition $17,664 Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
105 Programs, 1 in Respiratory Therapy (view all)
Campuses: Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Lakeland, ...
  • Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy
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Allegany College of Maryland
Campuses: Everett, Somerset
Annual Tuition $7,950 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alvin Community College
Campuses: Alvin
Annual Tuition $3,794 Recommend Rate Add Review
Amarillo College
Campuses: Amarillo, Dumas, Hereford
Annual Tuition $4,578 Recommend Rate Add Review
American Career College
Campuses: Los Angeles, Anaheim, Ontario, Long Beach
Annual Tuition $34,450 - $34,950 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
American College for Medical Careers
Campuses: Orlando
Annual Tuition $20,300 Recommend Rate Add Review
American Institute
Campuses: Clifton, Tomsriver
Annual Tuition $15,995 - $20,300 Recommend Rate Add Review
American River College
Campuses: Sacramento
Annual Tuition $7,440 Recommend Rate Add Review
Andrew College
Campuses: Cuthbert
Annual Tuition $14,924 Recommend Rate Add Review
Angelina College
Campuses: Lufkin
Annual Tuition $4,950 Recommend Rate Add Review
Antelope Valley College
Campuses: Lancaster
Annual Tuition $5,664 Recommend Rate Add Review
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home
Campuses: Mountain Home
Annual Tuition $4,320 Recommend Rate Add Review
Armstrong State University
Campuses: Savannah
Annual Tuition $15,616 Recommend Rate Add Review
Ashland Community and Technical College
Campuses: Ashland
Annual Tuition $12,456 Recommend Rate Add Review
Atlantic Cape Community College
Campuses: Mays Landing
Annual Tuition $7,536 Recommend Rate Add Review
Augusta Technical College
Campuses: Augusta, Grovetown, Thomson, Waynesboro
Annual Tuition $4,780 Recommend Rate Add Review
Augusta University
Campuses: Augusta
Annual Tuition $22,990 Recommend Rate Add Review
Autry Technology Center
Campuses: Enid
Annual Tuition $3,270 Recommend Rate Add Review
Baker College of Auburn Hills
Campuses: Auburn Hills
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate Add Review
Baker College of Flint
Campuses: Flint
Annual Tuition $8,640 Recommend Rate Add Review
Ball State University
Campuses: Muncie
Annual Tuition $25,016 Recommend Rate Add Review
Baltimore City Community College
Campuses: Baltimore
Annual Tuition $6,070 Recommend Rate Add Review
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
Campuses: Memphis
Annual Tuition $10,892 Recommend Rate Add Review
Bellarmine University
Campuses: Louisville
Annual Tuition $37,650 Recommend Rate Add Review
Bergen Community College
Campuses: Paramus
Annual Tuition $8,046 Recommend Rate Add Review
Berkshire Community College
Campuses: Pittsfield
Annual Tuition $10,482 Recommend Rate Add Review
Big Sandy Community and Technical College
Campuses: Prestonsburg
Annual Tuition $12,456 Recommend Rate Add Review
Black River Technical College
Campuses: Pocahontas
Annual Tuition $5,304 Recommend Rate Add Review
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Campuses: Lexington
Annual Tuition $12,536 Recommend Rate Add Review
Boise State University
Campuses: Boise
Annual Tuition $20,926 Recommend Rate Add Review
Bossier Parish Community College
Campuses: Bossier City
Annual Tuition $8,580 Recommend Rate Add Review

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