Articles tagged with: Career Advancement

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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Career Pathways Move RTs Forward Through Degree Advancement

July 25, 2018

Career Pathways Move RTs Forward Through Degree Advancement

The AARC Career Pathways Committee explores ways to help move RTs along in their career through degree advancement programs. It focuses on helping students learn how to keep competitive and plan what to do after graduating from an associate’s degree. “Our committee has been looking at ways to highlight the importance of pursuing baccalaureate degrees... Read more »

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Job Searching: Marketing Yourself to RT Departments

May 16, 2018

Job Searching: Marketing Yourself to RT Departments

If you’re getting ready to graduate from respiratory care school, then its time to start marketing yourself to future employers. Once you graduate, you no doubt have a lot on your plate. First and foremost, you need to earn your license to practice, so passing your credentialing exams is job one. Once you mark that... Read more »

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RT Manager Provides Tools for Building Your RT Career

January 3, 2018

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 »

 

Growing Careers: The RT Mentor/Mentee Relationship

October 4, 2017

Growing Careers: The RT Mentor/Mentee Relationship

Respiratory care is a challenging profession and newcomers to the field can use all the help they can get. That’s where an RT mentor comes in, and when these seasoned professionals step up to guide less experienced RTs through the process of building their careers, good things happen for both. She understood me Ellen Becker... Read more »

 

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