Respiratory Care, BS Overview

Program Information

The bachelor degree program offers unique program qualities:

  • Multiple points of entry:
    • On Campus Dual degree option (4 year degree)
    • Degree completion for associate degree graduates - for RRTs looking to go on for a bachelor degree
  • Curriculum supports the changing role of the respiratory therapist and includes content in health promotion, health education, leadership, case management and health care policy.
  • Focuses on the holistic nature of the respiratory care profession.
  • Our program will be the only online degree completion option in the region.

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Respiratory Therapist Salary & Job Outlook

According to O*Net Online, the median salary in 2012 for a Respiratory Therapist in the U.S. is $55,870 per year, with a faster than average projected job growth until 2020 of 20 to 28 percent.

Graduates are prepared to serve the community in various roles within the healthcare community such as a(n):

  • Respiratory Care Department Manager/ Director
  • Health Education Specialist- for management of respiratory related conditions, case management, and depending on current legislation, as a physician extender for home health care
  • Educator in Respiratory Care Program (course, lab or clinical instructor; clinical coordinator; program director)
  • Health Promotion Manager or community agency employee (i.e. American Lung Association)

Which degree is right for me?

Nebraska Methodist College offers two degrees in respiratory based on your current level of education and certification. Review a few of the options below.