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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% (481 reviews)
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Liberty University Annual Tuition $11,700 Recommend Rate 60% (252 reviews)
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Campuses: Bossier City
Annual Tuition $8,589 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Bowling Green
Annual Tuition $18,593 Recommend Rate 94% (16 reviews)
Campuses: Arlington, Beaumont, Dallas, Fort Worth, <span class='has-tip' title='... Laredo, Lubbock, McAllen, San Antonio, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, El Paso'>...
Annual Tuition $14,236 - $19,760 Recommend Rate 48% (40 reviews)
Campuses: Lincroft
Annual Tuition $7,911 Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
Campuses: Fort Lauderdale
Annual Tuition $4,476 Recommend Rate 100% (6 reviews)
Campuses: Oroville
Annual Tuition $6,984 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: San Diego, National City, San Marcos
Annual Tuition $16,968 Recommend Rate 11% (9 reviews)
Campuses: Blackwood
Annual Tuition $4,440 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Buffalo
Annual Tuition $36,454 Recommend Rate 100% (8 reviews)
Campuses: Cape Girardeau
Annual Tuition $13,662 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Milwaukee, Brookfield, Pleasant Prairie, Madison, <span class='has-tip' title='... Beloit, Jefferson, Wausau, Reedsburg'>...
Annual Tuition $28,844 Recommend Rate 50% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Pittsburgh, Cranberry, Greensburg
Annual Tuition $28,596 Recommend Rate 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Spokane
Annual Tuition $13,975 - $54,125 Recommend Rate 23% (43 reviews)
Campuses: Morehead City
Annual Tuition $9,224 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Charleston
Annual Tuition $5,237 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Casper
Annual Tuition $7,536 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Hickory
Annual Tuition $8,729 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Albuquerque
Annual Tuition $7,170 Recommend Rate 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Charlotte
Annual Tuition $8,936 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Lynchburg
Annual Tuition $10,654 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Chattanooga
Annual Tuition $15,727 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Menomonie, Neilsville, <span class='has-tip' title='... River Falls'>...
Annual Tuition $6,287 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Cincinnati
Annual Tuition $7,393 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Cisco
Annual Tuition $4,710 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Chicago
Annual Tuition $11,906 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Clarion
Annual Tuition $15,636 Recommend Rate 100% (8 reviews)
Campuses: Clarksdale
Annual Tuition $2,803 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Waycross
Annual Tuition $4,850 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Glen Ellyn, Addison, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, <span class='has-tip' title='... Lisle, Naperville, West Chicago, Westmont'>...
Annual Tuition $11,760 Recommend Rate 60% (5 reviews)
Campuses: Las Vegas
Annual Tuition $10,063 Recommend Rate 80% (5 reviews)

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