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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
College Annual Tuition Recommend Rate
Campuses: Albany
$17,433 88% (8 reviews)
Campuses: Everett, Somerset
$10,280 Add Review
Campuses: Alvin
$4,010 100% (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: Sacramento
$10,168 Add Review
Campuses: Cuthbert
$18,214 Add Review
Campuses: Lufkin
$5,880 Add Review
Campuses: Lancaster
$6,980 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Ashland
$15,240 Add Review
Campuses: Mays Landing
$8,340 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: Cadillac, Port Huron, Auburn Hills, Clinton Township, <span class='has-tip' title='... Allen Park, Jackson, Owosso, Muskegon, Flint'>...
$12,420 55% (103 reviews)
Campuses: Muncie
$27,524 100% (28 reviews)
Campuses: Baltimore
$7,394 Add Review
Campuses: Memphis
$12,572 Add Review
Campuses: Louisville
$44,920 100% (6 reviews)
Campuses: Paramus
$8,659 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Pittsfield
$11,520 Add Review
Campuses: Prestonsburg
$15,240 Add Review
Campuses: Pocahontas
$6,350 Add Review
Campuses: Quincy
Not Provided Add Review
Campuses: Weyers Cave
$11,367 Add Review
Campuses: Lexington
$15,320 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Boise
$24,980 96% (28 reviews)
Campuses: Bossier City
$4,284 Add Review
Campuses: Bowling Green
$21,049 94% (17 reviews)
Campuses: Lincroft
$9,554 0% (1 review)

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