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Respiratory Therapy


Your advisor is one of the most valuable resources you have at your disposal. Their job is to help you navigate the process of setting up classes, preparing for the future, and understanding your major right now. They will help you set goals, create plans, explore your options, and support you throughout your time at SCCC.

If you need assistance with anything, your advisor is here to help! Keep in mind that they may even have answers to questions that you don’t even know you need to ask. 

If your major is in Respiratory Therapy, your advisor is likely one of the program professors. If you aren’t sure who your advisor is, reach out to our advising team to ask!

Career Opportunities

The Respiratory Therapy profession enables care givers to work with ages from infant to geriatrics, and to work in all areas of the hospital including but not limited to:

  • Emergency Room
  • Operating Room
  • Obstetrics and Delivery
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Medical and Surgical floors
  • Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Units
  • Neurological Intensive Care Unit
  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
  • Burn Intensive Care Unit

In addition, there are areas outside of the hospital for employment opportunities, including:

  • Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Sleep Disorder Laboratories
  • Rehabilitation Long-Term Care Facilities
  • In-home Care

Respiratory Therapy is listed as #6 in the “Best Jobs in Healthcare” list and #16 in the “100 Best Jobs in America” according to US News.

The median salary for 2022 is listed at $62,810 with over 30,000 jobs projected.