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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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Accredited Colleges Offering Respiratory Therapy Degrees
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Liberty University $11,700 60% (280 reviews)
692 Programs, 1 in Respiratory Therapy (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • BS: Respiratory Therapy (RRT to BSRT)
Carlow University $30,528 100% (3 reviews)
61 Programs, 1 in Respiratory Therapy (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy
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Campuses: Albany
$16,656 88% (8 reviews)
Campuses: Everett, Somerset
$9,980 Add Review
Campuses: Alvin
$3,938 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Amarillo, Dumas, Hereford
$4,704 Add Review
Campuses: Los Angeles, Anaheim, Ontario, Long Beach
$34,450 - $34,950 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Orlando
$20,300 11% (9 reviews)
Campuses: Clifton, Tomsriver
$15,995 - $20,300 24% (17 reviews)
Campuses: Sacramento
$8,928 Add Review
Campuses: Cuthbert
$18,258 Add Review
Campuses: Lufkin
$5,730 Add Review
Campuses: Lancaster
$6,380 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Ashland
$14,808 Add Review
Campuses: Mays Landing
$8,238 33% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Augusta, Grovetown, Thomson, Waynesboro
$5,632 Add Review
Campuses: Augusta
$24,210 90% (10 reviews)
Campuses: Enid
$3,270 Add Review
Campuses: Flint
$9,920 0% (8 reviews)
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$9,920 55% (103 reviews)
Campuses: Muncie
$26,800 100% (28 reviews)
Campuses: Baltimore
$7,394 Add Review
Campuses: Memphis
$12,332 Add Review
Campuses: Louisville
$42,830 100% (6 reviews)
Campuses: Paramus
$8,659 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Pittsfield
$11,520 Add Review
Campuses: Prestonsburg
$14,808 Add Review
Campuses: Pocahontas
$5,448 Add Review
Campuses: Quincy
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Campuses: Weyers Cave
$11,367 Add Review
Campuses: Lexington
$14,888 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Boise
$24,988 96% (28 reviews)

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