Respiratory Therapist

Job Outlook in Vermont
High Demand

What you might do
Respiratory Therapists care for people with breathing problems.  They work with premature babies, patients with lung disease, and accident victims.  They give emergency care, do hands-on therapy, and use special equipment to help patients breathe.

Where you might work
Hospital, nursing home, sleep laboratory.

Related Links
My Next Move: Respiratory Therapists
O*Net Online: Respiratory Therapists
Occupational Outlook Handbook: Respiratory Therapists
Vermont / New Hampshire Society of Respiratory Care
American Association for Respiratory Care

Education Required
Respiratory Therapists hold an associate’s degree (2 years) or a bachelor’s degree (4 years).

Where to Study

For more information, contact your regional AHEC:

Northern Vermont AHEC

Southern Vermont AHEC