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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 Bachelor's Degrees in Respiratory Therapy
Partner Colleges Annual Tuition Recommend Rate
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Liberty University $11,700 60% (280 reviews)
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Campuses: Augusta
$24,210 90% (10 reviews)
Campuses: Muncie
$26,800 100% (28 reviews)
Campuses: Memphis
$12,332 Add Review
Campuses: Louisville
$42,830 100% (6 reviews)
Campuses: Boise
$24,988 96% (28 reviews)
Campuses: San Diego, National City, San Marcos
$14,585 20% (10 reviews)
Campuses: Milwaukee, Brookfield, Pleasant Prairie, Madison, <span class='has-tip' title='... Beloit, Jefferson, Wausau, Reedsburg'>...
$31,798 33% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Pittsburgh, Cranberry, Greensburg
$30,528 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Las Vegas
$10,842 80% (5 reviews)
Campuses: Columbia
$19,890 100% (4 reviews)
Campuses: Saint Paul
$22,800 57% (7 reviews)
Campuses: Madison
$12,606 100% (4 reviews)
Campuses: Dalton
$10,589 100% (7 reviews)
Campuses: Johnson City
$27,406 94% (18 reviews)
Campuses: Big Rapids
$12,068 79% (14 reviews)
Campuses: Fort Myers, LaBelle, Naples, Punta Gorda
$12,979 0% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Baton Rouge
$14,145 0% (1 review)
Campuses: Erie
$33,226 80% (5 reviews)
Campuses: Statesboro
$17,518 91% (23 reviews)
Campuses: Atlanta
$24,517 87% (39 reviews)
Campuses: Des Moines
$4,576 67% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Salt Lake City
$14,585 51% (106 reviews)
Campuses: Indianapolis
$30,710 94% (17 reviews)
Campuses: Indiana, Punxsutawney, Freeport
$19,107 100% (24 reviews)
Campuses: Jacksonville
$20,840 100% (5 reviews)
Campuses: Roanoke
$23,432 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Ashtabula
$14,875 Add Review
Campuses: Kettering
$13,392 Add Review
Campuses: Lynchburg
$11,700 60% (280 reviews)
Campuses: Loma Linda
$30,380 33% (3 reviews)

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