Respiratory Care Therapy

Health care professionals who work in respiratory care therapy help patients who have problems related to lung function and breathing. Continue reading to learn about the education needed to work as a respiratory therapist.

Inside Respiratory Care Therapy

Respiratory care therapists diagnose and treat patients of all ages with breathing and cardiopulmonary disorders. A minimum of an associate's degree and national board certification is required to work as a respiratory therapist. Explore the articles linked below, which offer more details about an education and career in respiratory therapy.

Education Information

Students interested in respiratory therapy should seek out programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). These programs are available at the associate's, bachelor's and master's degree levels. Courses in respiratory care programs include anatomy, physiology, chemistry and biology. The links below will give you more information about starting your journey as a respiratory therapist.

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