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Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Care Practitioner

at Saint Paul College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 78
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Respiratory Care Practitioners administer gas therapy, aerosol medications, various breathing treatments, and chest physiotherapy. They provide mechanical ventilation, special diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Laboratory procedures including pulmonary function testing and arterial blood-gas analysis are also performed. Respiratory Care Practitioners are employed by hospitals, clinics or laboratories, and home care agencies.

Program Locations

  • Saint Paul College 55102

Labor Market Information

  • Respiratory Therapists

  • Median wage: $31.44/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • College Health Specialties Teachers

  • Median wage: $74,801/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
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Saint Paul College
Saint Paul College
235 Marshall Ave. Saint Paul, MN 55102 Toll-Free: (800) 227-6029 Local: (651) 846-1600