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02 May

Job Outlook is Good for Respiratory Therapists

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the “Employment of respiratory therapists is projected to grow 23 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than average for all occupations.” This is explained by the fact that as the U.S. population ages, so too will an increased incidence of respiratory conditions, thus leading to an increased… Read more »

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20 Mar

Career Advice for Graduates

When one journey ends, the next begins. As respiratory therapy graduates embark on their next journey, we asked recent grad Caroline Sivcovich, RRT, to offer career advice. From student to professional Caroline Sivcovich, RRT, shares her care career advice for new graduates moving into their professional career. “The most rewarding part of transitioning from student… Read more »

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26 Dec

Career Pathway Program Eases Transition to Bachelor’s Degree Completion

Tina Siddon, second from left, looks on as her students practice their RT skills in the lab.” Madisonville Community College in Madisonville, KY, is a great school that graduates competent respiratory therapists. Faculty are passionate about blending high expectations, student support, and innovative technology — including high fidelity interprofessional simulation — to create graduates who… Read more »

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03 Jan

RT Manager Provides Tools for Building Your RT Career

Valerie David, MHA, RRT-NPS, AE-C, director of respiratory care services at Piedmont Hospital in North Carolina, provides the following tips for students and young professionals as they develop their RT career. Valerie David, MHA, RRT-NPS, AE-C shares her tips for building your RT career. Essential characteristics Companies can train employees on their product for example,… Read more »

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26 Sep

What is CoARC and How is it Advancing RT Educational Levels?

Educational programs for all legitimate health care professions, from medicine on down, are overseen by accrediting bodies that set standards aimed at ensuring the education received by students in those programs meets the needs and requirements of the medical community. In respiratory care, that accrediting body is the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)…. Read more »

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