Careers in respiratory therapy
Our graduates have become:
- Directors and coordinators of respiratory care departments in San Antonio, Dallas and California.
- Pediatric flight team members: Every pediatric flight team in the city of San Antonio is made up of our graduates.
- Respiratory care graduates typically start in an acute care hospital in the ICU for adults, ICU for children or neonates and the emergency room.
- Most recent graduates are employed at Mission Trails Baptist, Children's Hospital of San Antonio, North Central Baptist Texas Children's and Dallas Children's hospitals.
Our students participate in internships that usually lead to job offers prior to graduation.
Respiratory care is one of the fastest-growing health professions in the country. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected growth in the number needed for the period 2012-2022 at more than 19 percent.
According to the American Association for Respiratory Care, the average salary for respiratory therapists is more than $62,000 per year.
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