Respiratory therapy is a specialized healthcare field where practitioners are trained in pulmonary medicine to work therapeutically with people suffering from pulmonary disease. RTs can be found at the bedside working with patients, in helicopters or Learjets transporting critically ill patients, in research labs, managing departments, and teaching. From the first breath and beyond, RTs help patients at all stages of life.
Helping others in their time of need is the foundation of respiratory therapy. This profession offers continued challenge and variety with several advancement opportunities. As an RT, you define your career path.
Always learning, RTs stay ahead of the latest trends in technology and have a passion for math and science.
Respiratory therapists are in high demand, making this a solid career choice for anyone interested in becoming a healthcare professional.