$42,078-$47,297.per year base salary starting. According to the 2009 Human Resources study from the AARC, the projected average annual earnings of RTs working in the U.S. is $62,223.
RTs have many responsibilities which include:
RTs can work in many different hospitals in the emergency department, intensive care units, and general care areas. They can also work in rehabilitation programs and in administering and monitoring home health care; as well as in sleep laboratories helping to diagnose disorders like sleep apnea.
Yes. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of respiratory therapists is expected to increase faster than average over the next decade, primarily because the aging baby boom generation will increase the number of older people, who tend to suffer the most from respiratory conditions like pneumonia and COPD and who often have respiratory complications due to heart disease and other common diseases of aging.
While U.S. employment in general is forecast to increase by 15 percent, the need for RTs will grow by up to 26 percent!
Associate of Applied Science Degree and you will be eligible to attempt the Certified Respiratory Therapist exam and the Registered Respiratory Therapist exam administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care.
Once accepted into the program, the length of program is 13 months.
Obtain a copy of your transcript (official or unofficial) and provide it to either Mr. Reed or Mrs. Dulle for review. They will advise you regarding classes you need to apply to the RT program. These transcripts will only be used for the purpose of advising and will not replace the requirement for official transcripts to be sent to BPCC's Admissions Office. You will also need to complete an application to BPCC, if you are not already a BPCC student, and obtain an application packet to the Respiratory Therapy Program. The completed application packet must be received no later than April 15 of the application year to be considered for the program. Enrollment is selective and is based upon GPA and interview score.