Are you searching for a challenging career that will use your technical and interpersonal skills? Do you enjoy helping people? A career in Respiratory Therapy might just be for you.
What is a Respiratory Therapist?
Respiratory Care practitioners work closely with patients and other health-care providers. You will acquire skills in the management, treatment, diagnosis and care of people with cardiopulmonary disease. Training includes the use of medical gases, ventilator life support, aerosol medication delivery, and patient education. Respiratory Care practioners work with a diverse range of patients from the premature infants to the elderly.
This two year program includes a summer session and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC).
- River Valley Community College’s Respiratory Care graduates, are in high demand at health care institutions throughout New England as well as the entire country.
- Credits obtained at RVCC can be transferred to various four year institutions for students wishing to obtain a higher degree.
- In a short time period you can be earning high wages, low student loans and very rewarding career helping people.
Be an RT
- Flight Respiratory Therapist
- Neonatal Intensive Care Respiratory Therapist
- Department Supervisor or Director
- Occupational Therapist Assistant
- Physical Therapy Assistant
- Medical Assistant