Illinois Respiratory Therapy Schools

A Background on the Respiratory Therapy Profession

It is no surprise anymore when you hear about adults and mothers returning to school for a second career. Choosing a second career is not an easy task. When you in that situation you want to make sure that the choice that you make is the right one for you and that it a choice that is going to stay with you for the rest of your life. Health care is booming right now there are so many fields that have opening are looking for trained and certified individuals. Respiratory Therapists are one of the many professions in the health care field that are in demand. It is estimated that in the next six years there will be a 19% increase in job openings.

Educational Requirements

Schooling is mandatory to hold a position as a Respiratory Therapist. You must as least get your Associate’s Degree and pass the necessary certification exams in order to be able to hold a position in a hospital or any other facility as a Respiratory Therapist. If you know that you are going to want to advance within this career then you should really consider getting your Bachelor’s Degree as well as your Master’s. The higher the level of education, the more likely you will have the opportunity to move up in your career.
While you are enrolled in school you will have to take a number of science classes. You will also be required to take some classes specific to your area of study. Some of the classes that you will most likely have to take should include:

Mathematics Disease Prevention
Microbiology Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Pharmacology Respiratory Health Promotion
Chemistry Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Human Anatomy Therapeutic and Diagnostic Procedures and Test

Respiratory Therapist Schools in Illinois (IL)

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Other Schools in Illinois that Offer Respiratory Therapy Programs

City Colleges Of Chicago Malcolm X College
1900 W Van Buren
Chicago, IL 60612-3197

City Colleges Of Chicago Olive Harvey College
10001 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60628-1696

College Of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599

Illinois Central College
One College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635-0001

Kankakee Community College
100 College Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901

Moraine Valley Community College
9000 W. College Parkway
Palos Hills, IL 60465-0937

Rock Valley College
3301 N Mulford Rd
Rockford, IL 61114-5699