Columbus Respiratory Therapy Schools

About Respiratory Therapist Jobs in Columbus

Respiratory therapists work with physicians and other medical staff to evaluate and treat patients suffering from cardiopulmonary or respiratory conditions. Respiratory therapists care for a wide range of patients, from pediatric patients with congenital respiratory or cardiopulmonary conditions to older children and adults suffering from chronic conditions, lung disease or requiring care after traumatic events such as drowning. Respiratory therapists are in great demand through hospitals, outpatient care services and a variety of clinical settings. Jobs in the respiratory therapy field require college level coursework and licensing in most states. This training allows respiratory therapists to confidently evaluate and assist in establishing successful treatment plans for the variety of patients treated.

Respiratory Therapist Education

Respiratory therapists must, at a minimum, earn an Associates Degree to practice and receive licensing in most states. Additionally, advanced degrees are often required for advancement in the field. Educational requirements may be met at traditional colleges, vocational schools, technical schools or through Armed Forces Training. Associate Degree candidates should expect a minimum of two years to complete training.

Respiratory therapy students will be trained in a variety of subjects including:

Mathematics
Microbiology
Pharmacology
Physiology
Anatomy
Chemistry
Physics
CPR
Diagnostic & Therapeutic Procedures and Testing
Medical Terminology

Responsibilities of a Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory therapists are expected to be technically capable of performing complex diagnostic evaluations while attending to the patient’s physical and emotional needs. Respiratory therapists must be able to successfully communicate with a variety of people from patients and patient families to medical staff and supervisors during potentially stressful times. Attention to detail, computer skills, and a dedication to providing health care services using technical expertise and strong communication skills are part of daily life in the respiratory therapy field.

Respiratory Therapist Schools in Columbus, OH

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Other Schools Offering Respiratory Therapy Training in Columbus

Respiratory therapy and respiratory care students are in high demand in many areas of the United States. A selection of Columbus area schools offering respiratory therapy programs are listed below.

Ohio State University
School of Allied Medical Professions
431 Atwell Hall, 453 W. Tenth Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
Website: amp.osu.edu/rt

Columbus State Community College
550 East Spring Street
Columbus, Ohio 43216
Website: www.cscc.edu/programs/descriptions/resp.htm

James A. Rhodes State College
Cook Hall 224C
4240 Campus Drive
Lima, Ohio 45804
Website: www.rhodesstate.edu/en/Current%20Students/Academic%20Programs/Allied%20Health/Respiratory%20Care.aspx