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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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Walden University Annual Tuition Not Provided Recommend Rate 49% (483 reviews)
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Liberty University Annual Tuition $11,700 Recommend Rate 60% (253 reviews)
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Campuses: Tyler
Annual Tuition $5,244 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Cranford
Annual Tuition $9,608 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Akron
Annual Tuition $18,801 Recommend Rate 100% (13 reviews)
Campuses: Cincinnati, Batavia
Annual Tuition $27,334 Recommend Rate 91% (58 reviews)
Campuses: Batavia
Annual Tuition $12,548 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: West Hartford
Annual Tuition $38,910 Recommend Rate 88% (8 reviews)
Campuses: New Orleans
Annual Tuition $13,220 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Indianapolis
Annual Tuition $28,390 Recommend Rate 89% (9 reviews)
Campuses: Lawrence
Annual Tuition $26,592 Recommend Rate 91% (33 reviews)
Campuses: Bismarck
Annual Tuition $18,224 Recommend Rate 100% (4 reviews)
Campuses: Minneapolis
Annual Tuition $26,603 Recommend Rate 91% (64 reviews)
Campuses: Missoula
Annual Tuition $24,943 Recommend Rate 91% (11 reviews)
Campuses: Charlotte
Annual Tuition $20,266 Recommend Rate 89% (35 reviews)
Campuses: Johnstown
Annual Tuition $25,120 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Rio Grande
Annual Tuition $26,175 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Mobile
Annual Tuition $15,324 Recommend Rate 79% (14 reviews)
Campuses: Evansville
Annual Tuition $18,626 Recommend Rate 100% (8 reviews)
Campuses: San Antonio
Annual Tuition $12,560 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Galveston
Annual Tuition $19,467 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Washington
Annual Tuition $12,092 Recommend Rate 100% (4 reviews)
Campuses: San Antonio
Annual Tuition $29,990 Recommend Rate 100% (4 reviews)
Campuses: Toledo
Annual Tuition $18,885 Recommend Rate 71% (17 reviews)
Campuses: Syracuse
Annual Tuition $23,065 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Orlando, Kissimmee, Winter Park
Annual Tuition $9,383 Recommend Rate 86% (7 reviews)
Campuses: Randolph Center
Annual Tuition $27,002 Recommend Rate 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Victorville
Annual Tuition $5,638 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Victoria
Annual Tuition $4,650 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Richmond
Annual Tuition $22,600 Recommend Rate 32% (118 reviews)
Campuses: Gallatin
Annual Tuition $16,109 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Minneapolis
Annual Tuition Not Provided Recommend Rate 49% (483 reviews)

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