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Respiratory Therapy

at Lake Superior 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 Therapists are health care specialists who work with a variety of patients suffering from cardiopulmonary disorders. Working as part of the healthcare team, respiratory therapists assist in the evaluation, treatment, management, and rehabilitation of these disorders. Patients treated by respiratory therapists range from premature infants to the elderly. Therapists enjoy tremendous opportunity for diversity in their practices. Working in hospitals, diagnostic labs, clinics, and home care; respiratory therapist fill a vital role in our nation�s health care system.

The clinical experience is diverse, with opportunities for training in a variety of areas and hospitals in the region. Upon graduation, the student will receive an Associate in Applied Science degree in Respiratory Therapy. The graduate is then eligible to sit for the NBRC credentialing exams, which are required for licensure. Upon successful completion of the exams, the graduate will be awarded the credentials of Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).

Program Locations

  • Lake Superior College 55811

Labor Market Information

  • College Health Specialties Teachers

  • Median wage: $74,801/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Respiratory Therapists

  • Median wage: $31.44/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Lake Superior College
Lake Superior College
2101 Trinity Road Duluth, MN 55811