This is a great time to be choosing Respiratory Therapy for a career.  Respiratory Therapists care for patients who are having trouble breathing (e.g. asthma, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, etc.).  Most Respiratory Therapists are employed full-time especially in hospitals working with all patient age groups and covering all shifts.

Factors that you should consider when selecting the UA Respiratory Therapy program for your education:

  • the exceptional pass rate of our graduates on the national certification examination (our pass rate exceeds the national average)
  • our extremely positive job placement rate in less than one (1) year after graduation
  • the high caliper of the students admitted into our program assures a very high probability of your completion of the program
  • during the program (under the supervision of a clinical instructor) you will obtain "hands-on" clinical experience working with real patients at one of our affiliated local hospitals
  • after completing your first clinical course you will be eligible to obtain part-time Respiratory employment in local hospitals while still enrolled in the program

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook, Respiratory Therapists can expect a faster than average job growth over the coming decade.

Respiratory Therapists Job Growth Outlook

Additionally, the BLS also projects the median pay for Respiratory Therapists to exceed over $60,000/annually!

Respiratory Therapists Median Pay