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Career Information

What Do Rt’s Do

Specifically, they Provide:
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Pulmonary medications
  • Chest physiotherapy
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Basic and advanced neonatal life support with mechanical ventilation
  • Operating sophisticated and complex medical equipment.

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Demand

The demand for respiratory therapists is expected to continue to grow at a rapid pace. The respiratory care profession has a bright future with a great deal of job security and opportunity for advancement.

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 Michael Carr and Students

Areas of Specialization 

  • Hospitals
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Emergency Rooms
  • In newborn and pediatric units helping kids
  • In patient’s homes
  • In doctor’s offices
  • In air transport and ambulance programs rushing to rescue people in need of immediate medical attention