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Respiratory therapy is a growing field with no shortage of advancement opportunities for motivated and career-driven RRTs. What does career advancement in respiratory therapy look like? Have a look at this infographic to find out!

Respiratory Therapy Career Ladder [Infographic]

by SJVC on September 7, 2018

Career Advancement in Respiratory Therapy Respiratory therapy is a growing field with advancement opportunities for motivated and career-driven RRTs (Registered Respiratory Therapists). Licensed therapists can either climb the clinical ladder on the way to becoming a respiratory therapy manager or director of respiratory therapy, or they can help prepare the next generation of RRTs as

Posted in Respiratory Therapy / Respiratory Therapy Bachelor's Degree

SJVC Ontario Respiratory Therapy program graduate Michael Berry

Respiratory Therapy program graduate compares student life to work life

by Nyla on August 9, 2018

Michael Berry has worked as a Registered Respiratory Therapist at a large hospital for over a year now, but his many months as a student at SJVC’s Ontario campus are not far from his memory. “Student life was much harder,” he remembers. “There was no time for anything except school.” Classmates clung together like shipmates

Posted in Grad Success / Ontario / Respiratory Therapy

Students and faculty participating in the 2018 Vent Race at SJVC Rancho Cordova

Vent Race Kicks off Rancho Cordova Open House

by Nyla on August 7, 2018

For the seventh year in a row, Rancho Cordova’s Respiratory Therapy program students organized their annual Vent Race to raise funds for Folsom Cordova Community Partnership and for the sheer entertainment of over 200 attendees. It is also the perfect occasion for the campus to host an Open House. “Students, their families and friends, and

Posted in News and Events / Rancho Cordova / Respiratory Therapy / Surgical Technologist

Rancho Cordova Respiratory Care graduate Yowty Chao

Respiratory Therapy graduate finds career calling caring for his grandmother with COPD

by Nyla on July 19, 2018

Seven years ago when Yowty Chao started dating his future wife Dorothy, he had no idea that Dorothy’s grandmother would come to have such a strong influence on his life…and his career. Yowty and Dorothy had been dating long enough to know that they were in a serious relationship, and Yowty’s connection to her family

Posted in Grad Success / Rancho Cordova / Respiratory Therapy

SJVC Rancho Cordova Respiratory Therapy instructor Julia Foss

Rancho Cordova Respiratory Therapy instructor focuses on building student confidence

by Nyla on July 10, 2018

“I have had a lot of students tell me that I believe in them more than they believe in themselves,” says Julia Foss, Respiratory Therapy program instructor. Julia has made it her mission to change their mindsets. There is no doubt that the Respiratory Therapy program is intense, and it takes a great deal of

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Rancho Cordova / Respiratory Therapy

registered respiratory therapist working at hospital

Associate’s vs Bachelor’s in Respiratory Therapy: Do You Need an Advanced Degree?

by SJVC on July 3, 2018

To ensure the respiratory therapy workforce is prepared to meet the growing challenges and demands it will face in terms of protocol-driven care and disease management, the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) has called for 80% of RTs to either hold or be working toward a bachelor’s degree by the year 2020. Recently, the

Posted in Respiratory Therapy / Respiratory Therapy Bachelor's Degree

RRT in a hospital

Respiratory Therapy in California: Job Outlook

by SJVC on June 13, 2018

Whether you’re a practicing registered respiratory therapist (RRT) or thinking about becoming one, you can breathe easier knowing that California is one of the best states for RRTs. In addition to being the highest-paying state for respiratory therapists, California is also expected to need thousands of additional RRTs in coming years to meet the growing

Posted in Respiratory Therapy / Respiratory Therapy Bachelor's Degree