Link to Kirkwood Community College

Career opportunities:

  • Hospitals
  • Hospital outreach programs 
  • Home health agencies 
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Sleep labs
  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Training centers
  • Health education
  • Medical research
  • Physician offices

Personal characteristics:
Respiratory therapy may be for you if you are naturally curious and would enjoy learning about and applying your knowledge of respiratory technology directly to patient care. Your ability to assess technical problems and make independent decisions is important. You should also have good eye-hand coordination, possess basic competence in science and math, have good communication skills and an ability to convey technical knowledge.

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