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Virginia Highlands Community College respiratory therapy program

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Find information about Virginia Highlands Community College respiratory therapy program, registering in a technical degree program, and taking practice exams for free online. Nursing is one of the fastest-growing job areas, and for good reason. As the population ages, medical care will continue to expand. If you complete the respiratory therapy program, for example, there are a variety of medical assisting concentrations that may appeal to you, such as laboratory technology, medical office management, or occupational rehabilitation. Check with the respiratory therapy department for an updated schedule of classes, registration deadlines, and a list of respiratory therapy program requirements. Due to advances in medical systems, there is a growing skill-shortage of respiratory therapists, and of qualified medical personnel in general. Please use the form above to request admissions info for Virginia Highlands Community College.

Respiratory therapists care for patients who have trouble breathing from a chronic respiratory diseases, such as asthma or emphysema. Respiratory therapists need at least an associates degree from an accredited respiratory therapy program. Courses deal with therapeutic and diagnostic procedures and tests, equipment, patient assessment, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). In addition to coursework, respiratory therapy programs have clinical rotations that allow respiratory therapists to gain practical experience in treating patients. Average salaries in 2015 were about $57,790 per year, and employment of respiratory therapists is projected to grow 12% yearly through 2025.

Licensure requirements in most states include passing a state or professional certification exam. The National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) offers two levels of certification: Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and Registered Respiratory Therapist. CRT is the first-level certification. Applicants must have earned an associate's degree from an accredited respiratory therapy program, or completed a bachelors degree program, and pass an exam. The second-level certification is RRT certification, for candidates with several years of experience as a certified respiratory therapist.


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Healthcare jobs such as Registered Nurses, LPN's, LVN's and related Medical Technicians provide over 15 million jobs, and ten of the 20 fastest growing occupations are healthcare-related. Most healthcare workers have careers such as respiratory therapy program, health technologists and technicians, medical records, billing and coding, diagnostic medical sonographers, radiologic technologists, and dental hygienists. As people age they have more medical problems, and hospitals will require more staff. Wages vary by the employer and area of the county. Aside from their salary, most medical jobs include excellent benefits, as well as retirement plans.

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Medical Assistants$30,980$42,140
Medical Lab Technicians$33,550$49,260
Mental Health Jobs$38,360$57,840
Nurse Aides$29,100$47,030
Occupational Therapist Assistants$42,110$58,270
Occupational Therapists$66,010$87,330
Pharmacy Tech$32,180$46,600
Physical Therapist Assistants$41,410$56,220
Public Health$52,250$72,250
Radiologic Technicians$52,110$77,160
Registered Nurses (RN)$59,730$83,440
Rehabilitation$48,350$62,940
Respiratory Therapy Technicians$39,860$56,220
Surgical Technologists$45,680$73,630
Ultrasound$41,090$68,520
Veterinary Assistants$24,060$39,510
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Virginia Highlands Community College respiratory therapy program

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Virginia Highlands Community College respiratory therapy program
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