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Our Goal: To prepare students to be professional, patient centered, service excellence oriented, competent, advanced respiratory care professionals.


 

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respiratory care

Respiratory Care is a growing health profession dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema. A respiratory therapist treats patients from newborns to the elderly using high tech/state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment and life support systems. Skills needed for this field include critical thinking, creativity, mechanical aptitude, and problem-solving.

Where You Could Go

Employment settings include hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home care, physicians’ offices, education organizations, and research facilities. With further training, graduates can specialize in polysomnography, echocardiography, vascular studies, cardiac/exercise stress testing, ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation), and transportation.

NC State has over 40 agreements with four-year colleges and universities, to provide a smooth transition for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Through university partnerships, some four-year courses are also offered on the NC State campus or online.

What You Could Earn

The average annual earnings of respiratory therapists range from $34,000 to $46,000, nationally. Salaries vary depending on education, experience, credentials, and location.

Job Demand

There is a high demand for graduates in respiratory care. Titles include respiratory therapist, cardiopulmonary technologist, respiratory care professional, and pulmonary function technologist.

NC State graduates in respiratory care consistently score very high on the state required licensure exam.

Licensure

While enrolled in the program, students can obtain limited permits to practice through the Ohio Respiratory Care Board, the state licensing board for this field. Students’ lab fees include membership in the Ohio Society for Respiratory Care (OSRC) and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).

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  Potential Job Titles

  • Respiratory Care Practitioner
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapy Technician

 

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Program Outcomes
  2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 3 Year Average
Graduates 13 17 16 16 15 15.4%
Exam Pass Rate* 100% 94% 94% 100% 100% 97.6%
Employment Rate** 85% 94% 94% 100% 100% 94.6%
Retention/Graduation 62% 77% 76% 67% 86% 73.6%

 

 
Accreditation

We are fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care until the date September 30, 2018.

Accreditation Web Site: http://www.coarc.com/47.html

 

 

 
 

 

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