Sample Career Pathway
This program is an advanced level program that awards an Associate of Science degree in Respiratory Care and allows the student to become a Registered Respiratory Therapist, RRT which is more marketable than the Certified Respiratory Therapist, CRT.
With this degree graduates can enter the workforce in a variety of capacities such as hospital work, home care, sleep labs, pulmonary function testing, asthma education, smoking cessation programs. Careers in Respiratory Care is predicted to increase 21 percent from 2008 to 2018.
Average Range of Pay
Median annual wages of wage-and-salary respiratory therapists were $52,200 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $44,490 and $61,720. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $37,920 and the highest 10 percent earned more than $69,800.
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