Articles tagged with: Career Advancement

Beyond Job Prospects: The Value of Networking and Collaboration

January 13, 2021

Beyond Job Prospects: The Value of Networking and Collaboration

We speak with AARC Member, Andy Miller, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, FAARC, to discuss the importance of networking and collaboration.

 

Above and Beyond | Recruiting Future RTs

February 26, 2020

Above and Beyond | Recruiting Future RTs

Going above and beyond your everyday job and attend career fairs to recruit the next generation of RTs. We include a couple tips to help you.

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CHEST Makes Workforce Article Available to RT Community

February 5, 2020

CHEST Makes Workforce Article Available to RT Community

Last fall, CHEST posted online an accepted paper that examined the cardiopulmonary workforce in the U.S., with special emphasis on the need for advanced practice providers (APPs) such as the advanced practice respiratory therapist (APRT) to meet ongoing needs. In response to a request from the AARC, the full text of that paper has now... Read more »

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AARC Board of Directors Announcement: Advance Practice Respiratory Therapist Scope of Practice

January 31, 2020

AARC Board of Directors Announcement: Advance Practice Respiratory Therapist Scope of Practice

By 2030 the United States is predicted to have a shortfall of 1,300 to 12,000 Cardiologists and Pulmonologists. As identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, three of the top five leading causes of death are diseases of the cardiopulmonary system. Combining these problems with the aging population in the United States obligates... Read more »

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Value of Specializing in Your Career

January 22, 2020

Value of Specializing in Your Career

One of the added benefits of pursuing a respiratory therapy career is the wide variety of avenues you can take. Seeking credentials to help you specialize in your career path adds value to your experience in the profession. We checked in with your AARC Sleep Specialty Section Chair Jessica Schweller, MS, APRN-CNP, RRT-SDS, for her... Read more »

 

Starting a Step Ahead – Entering RT With a BS Degree

December 18, 2019

Starting a Step Ahead – Entering RT With a BS Degree

What is the value of entering the respiratory therapy profession with a bachelor’s degree? We asked two AARC members to share their answers to this question. Opening a new door “My bachelor’s of science degree in biology was a valuable asset as I entered respiratory school,” said Mary Bina, MS, RRT, RRT-NPS. “As an undergraduate... Read more »

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Building the Profession: Helping Students Find Their Career Path

July 10, 2019

Building the Profession: Helping Students Find Their Career Path

Sharing his experience interacting with future students, Randy Insley III, PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS, RPFT, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, ACSM-PAPHS, roots his efforts in actions designed to inspire students. Insley explains that staying connected and being an active listener contributes to their success as they choose and develop their career path. “I try to remember that for the... Read more »

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Job Outlook is Good for Respiratory Therapists

May 2, 2019

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 »

 

Career Advice for Graduates

March 20, 2019

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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Career Pathway Program Eases Transition to Bachelor’s Degree Completion

December 26, 2018

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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