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Home » Career Mentor » Respiratory Therapists
Career Mentor Details of "Respiratory Therapists"

Name of The Profession

Respiratory Therapists

Who is a Respiratory Therapists and what does he/she do?

A health professional, specializing in respiratory therapy is called a respiratory therapist. They are usually found in emergency rooms, operation rooms, intensive-care units, and other critical areas within a hospital.

They are also known as respiratory care practitioners. They are involved in evaluating, treating, and taking care of patients suffering from cardiopulmonary or other breathing disorders. Respiratory therapists practice under the direction of a physician, and assume primary responsibilities for therapeutic treatments, respiratory care, and diagnostic procedures, which includes supervision of respiratory therapy technicians. They develop and modify patient care plans by consulting a physician or other healthcare staff. They also provide complex therapy such as caring for patients on life support in intensive-care units of hospitals, which requires considerable independent judgment.

Qualifications Required

Minimum qualification for a respiratory therapist is an associate degree, but for advancement a bachelor's or master's degree may be important. Also, license for respiratory therapist is required in all states, except Alaska and Hawaii.

Where can I go and study to become a Respiratory Therapists?

       India

  • SRM University, Chennai.
  • Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Symbiosis Department of Health Sciences, Pune.
  • Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, Delhi.
  • NRI Medical College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
  • College of Physiotherapy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

       UK

  • Cincinnati State Technical Community College
  • Kettering College Of Medical Arts
  • Sinclair Community College

       USA

  • Everest Institute
  • Apollo College
  • ATI Career Training Center
  • California College San Diego
  • Grand Canyon University

Where can I work as a Respiratory Therapists?

  • Hospitals
  • Departments of respiratory care
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pulmonary medicine
  • Work with physicians
  • Health practitioners

Potential earning capacity per annum:

The salary package of the respiratory therapist could be somewhere around rs symbol 2.5 Lac p.a. (Approx).
 
 
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