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Respiratory Care Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Registered respiratory therapists are physician extenders who, under medical direction, administer cardiopulmonary care, evaluate and assess pulmonary patients, and administer medications and diagnostic tests when appropriate. Their duties involve the use of many of the latest advances in medical arts, sciences, and technology. Graduates are employed in:

  • Hospitals
  • Physician’s offices
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Home-care agencies
  • Health care promotion centers as caregivers, managers and educators

Employers That Have Hired Oregon Tech Respiratory Care Graduates

  • Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center
  • Rogue Valley Medical Center
  • Sky Lakes Medical Center
  • Three Rivers Community Hospital
  • Western Arizona Regional Medical Center
  • Rogue Regional Medical Center
  • Presbyterian Healthcare Services
  • Asante
  • UC Davis Medical Center

Graduate Success Rate

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The Fast Stats listed in the Graduate Success publication is based upon the Career Survey administered by Oregon Tech's Career Services Office for the graduating class of 2013-14. The success rate is calculated as the percentage of survey respondents who are employed or continuing education within six months after graduation. Those who are inactive are not seeking employment for a variety of reasons. Average graduate salaries encompass all alumni within a given discipline. These results are from a survey conducted between December 2014 and January 2015.

The statistics and figures listed within each individual program of this publication are compiled from respondent data over graduation years 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14.