South Carolina Respiratory Therapy Schools

About Respiratory Therapist Jobs

Respiratory Therapy is part of the medical profession. Respiratory Therapists work with patients from infants to the elderly. They assist physicians and nurses to get a plan and program in place to help patients who are suffering from respiratory diseases, shock, drowning, heart attacks, and strokes. Respiratory Therapists need to be detail oriented, compassionate and passionate about their work. It is estimated that within the next six years there is going to be a 19% increase in the demand for certified and licensed Respiratory Therapists. If you have been thinking about a career change or a first career, this might be the field for you to get into.

Salary

The average salary for a Respiratory Therapist in the state of South Carolina is approximately $47,000. The salary can be different depending on your level of education and prior experience.

Schooling

Respiratory Therapists must have at least an Associate’s Degree and the necessary exams and certifications to practice. Schooling can take a little as two years or as many as six years if you choose to go to school up through your Master’s Degree. If you do choose to go for your Master’s Degree you can do so while you are working. Many schools offer classes at night and on the weekends. The more schooling you have and the higher your education the more likely you are to advance in your field. With advancement come a higher salary and the opportunity to learn more.

While you are in school you will be expected to take a number of science classes. Some of the science classes that you will have to take include:

Human Anatomy
Physics
Chemistry
Microbiology
Pharmacology

There will also be some other classes that you will have to take that are more specific to Respiratory Therapy such as:

Therapeutic and Diagnostic Procedures and Tests
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Respiratory Health Promotion
Disease Prevention
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Respiratory Therapist Schools in South Carolina (SC)

Unfortunately there are no Respiratory Therapist schools currently enrolling in this area. Please check again later, or click here to broaden your search.

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Other Schools in South Carolina that Offer Respiratory Therapy Programs

Florence Darlington Technical College
2715 W. Lucas Street
Florence, SC 29501-0548
Website: www.fdtc.edu

Greenville Technical College
506 S Pleasantburg Dr
Greenville, SC 29607-2416
Website: www.gvltec.edu

Midlands Technical College
1260 Lexington Drive
West Columbia, SC 29170-2176
Website: www.midlandstech.edu

Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College
3250 Saint Matthews Rd
Orangeburg, SC 29118-8299
Website: www.octech.edu

Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College
3250 Saint Matthews Rd
Orangeburg, SC 29118-8299
Website: www.octech.edu

Piedmont Technical College
620 North Emerald Road
Greenwood, SC 29646
Website: www.ptc.edu

Spartanburg Community College
Business I-85
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Website: www.sccsc.edu

Tri County Technical College
7900 U.S. Hwy 76
Pendleton, SC 29670
Website: www.tctc.edu

Trident Technical College
7000 Rivers Avenue
Charleston, SC 29423-8067
Website: www.tridenttech.edu