Make a Difference with a Respiratory Therapy Degree
The simple act of breathing is not something most people think about - until they can't breathe normally. As a Respiratory Therapist, you will use a combination of scientific standards and practices to discover, manage and prevent dysfunctions of the cardiopulmonary system.
A respiratory therapy degree will allow you to work at sites such as wellness centers, medical offices, asthma clinics, sleep disorder centers and in hospitals. The patients you care for will rely on you to help diagnose lung and breathing disorders, determine therapies and implement and manage ongoing care and treatment programs.
The Future of Respiratory Care
The respiratory care profession is a relatively young profession -- just 60 years old. The respiratory therapist of today has evolved tremendously over the years and the future is trending toward a more holistic healthcare professional. Medicine is continually changing, with new approaches to disease management emerging.
Care teams are becoming the standard for the delievery of healthcare to patients in and out of the hospital. As part of this team, the respiratory therapist will be responsible for not only acute care but they also will be involved in preventative care and patient education.
Recently, respiratory therapist was named the 24th "Best Job" by U.S. News and World Report so the future of the profession is only going to continue it's exciting growth.
Respiratory Therapy Degree Options
Nebraska Methodist College offers two accredited degree options for Respiratory Care: