Baltimore Respiratory Therapy Schools

Respiratory Therapists’ Responsibilities in the Workplace

Respiratory Therapists are critical to the health and well being of all patients in hospital settings, receiving home health care and in emergency rooms. A RT is called upon to monitor a patients breathing, ensure that it is as best it can be given that patient’s circumstances, and lastly maintain or improve that patients’ pulmonary function. For example, a RT’s job in a hospital will be verifying patients post surgery and reporting back to the medical staff, surgeons and nurses. The RT in this workplace setting will be responsible for maintaining that patients’ lung function until release. Many of RT educational programs will involve hands on training in hospitals and local clinics. These pulmonary courses of study are often through the Baltimore teaching hospitals providing excellent hands-on training, yet requiring as little as High School level algebra, biology and chemistry classes to enter. An Associates Degree in a 2 or 4 year program in Respiratory Care or Therapy is the outcome.

The Job Market for Respiratory Therapists

Upon completion of Respiratory Therapist program at an accredited school or hospital training facility, the graduate will have had enough experience in various settings to know which medical arena they would prefer to work in. Long or short hours, set hours or a schedule you can control are all possibilities. It is a special job requiring a high level of skill, education and the salary to match. The RT’s new skills will provide plenty of variety. For example, a RT can choose to work within a specific medical focus such as cancer study or a rehab facility. A RT can work in an emergency room or choose to focus on assisted living or senior center care facilities.

Careers for Respiratory Therapists

Baltimore is a larger city offering more for the RT graduate to choose from. Excellent benefits packages, free CE credits and living accommodations are often a part of the employee package at Baltimore’s large teaching hospitals. An income over $60,000 would be standard in a large city such as Baltimore.

Respiratory Therapist Schools in Baltimore, MD

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Other Baltimore Respiratory Therapy Schools

Greater Baltimore Medical Center
‎6701 North Charles Street,
Baltimore, MD 21204

Johns Hopkins Hospital‎
600 North Wolfe Street,
Baltimore, MD 21287
Website: hopkinschildrens.org

University of Maryland School of Medicine‎
655 West Baltimore Street,
Baltimore, MD 21201
Website: medschool.umaryland.edu