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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
Partner Colleges Annual Tuition Recommend Rate
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Liberty University $11,700 60% (280 reviews)
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Campuses: Cranford
$10,562 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Akron
$17,765 93% (15 reviews)
Campuses: North Little Rock, Little Rock
$6,900 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Cincinnati, Batavia
$26,994 92% (61 reviews)
Campuses: Batavia
$12,866 100% (1 review)
Campuses: West Hartford
$42,182 78% (9 reviews)
Campuses: New Orleans
$14,720 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Indianapolis
$30,976 91% (11 reviews)
Campuses: Lawrence
$28,034 92% (38 reviews)
Campuses: Bismarck
$19,074 100% (4 reviews)
Campuses: Minneapolis
$33,325 90% (76 reviews)
Campuses: Charlotte
$20,339 85% (40 reviews)
Campuses: Johnstown
$25,624 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Rio Grande
$27,481 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Mobile
$16,292 77% (17 reviews)
Campuses: Evansville
$19,856 100% (8 reviews)
Campuses: San Antonio
$12,984 Add Review
Campuses: Galveston
$17,427 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Washington D.C.
$12,704 100% (4 reviews)
Campuses: San Antonio
$32,576 100% (7 reviews)
Campuses: Toledo
$20,010 76% (21 reviews)
Campuses: Syracuse
$24,001 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Orem
$16,570 94% (31 reviews)
Campuses: Orlando, Kissimmee, Winter Park
$9,383 60% (10 reviews)
Campuses: Randolph Center
$28,588 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Victorville
$9,164 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Victoria
$4,392 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Richmond
$22,600 32% (118 reviews)
Campuses: Gallatin
$16,908 Add Review
Campuses: Dothan
$8,670 Add Review

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