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Respiratory Therapy Career Ladder [INFOGRAPHIC]

September 7, 2018

Respiratory Therapist Career Advancement

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 educators and respiratory therapy program directors. There are also opportunities in the field of sleep medicine and technology, medical equipment sales, patient care education and respiratory consulting.

What does career advancement in respiratory therapy look like? Have a look at this infographic to find out. You’ll learn what it takes to rise through the American Association for Respiratory Care’s (AARC) Respiratory Therapy Career Ladder, as well as which RT credentials and specialty certifications may help elevate your career. We also included a few sample respiratory career paths to help you plan for the next professional step.

Respiratory Therapy Career Ladder Infographic

If you’re a practicing registered respiratory therapist with an A.S. degree, consider breathing new life into your career with a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT). SJVC’s online BSRT degree completion program allows you to take the next step in your professional development without putting your life on hold. The flexibility and convenience of our online program means you can advance your knowledge of respiratory care whenever and wherever it is most convenient for you.

Why Should You Become a Respiratory Therapist?

Learn all about an exciting career in respiratory therapy and what options are available to you.

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