Tennessee Respiratory Therapy Schools

What Is a Respiratory Therapist?

If you have given some thought to changing your career or finding a new one then begin your search with Respiratory Therapy. Respiratory Therapy is one of the fastest growing divisions of the medical profession. These therapists work with patients of all ages. They work with infants as well as the elderly. Respiratory Therapists work with on teams with doctors and nurses to come up programs that will benefit the patient. It is estimated that there will be an increase in Respiratory Therapist job opening in the next 6 years.

Educational Requirements

If you are looking to become a Respiratory Therapist then you will need to have an Associate’s Degree. The higher the degree you hold the more likely you are to get a better position at a higher salary. If you are planning on working while you are in school then you should make sure that the school you plan on enrolling in offers evening classes and possibly even weekend classes.

When you are in school you are going to have to take a variety of science classes. Some of the classes that you are going to have to take are listed below.

Microbiology
Physics
Pharmacology
Chemistry
Human Anatomy

You are also going to have to take a variety of classes that are specific to students who are studying to be Respiratory Therapists. The class names may vary slightly.

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

Respiratory Therapists can get their training at a university, college, technical school, vocational school, medical school or in the Armed Forces. If you reside in the state of Tennessee below is a list of schools in your area that offer programs in Respiratory Therapy.

Respiratory Therapist Schools in Tennessee (TN)

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Other Respiratory Therapist Schools in Tennessee

Baptist Memorial College Of Health Sciences
1003 Monroe Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
Website: www.bchs.edu

Chattanooga State Technical Community College
4501 Amnicola Hwy
Chattanooga, TN 37406-1097
Website: www.chattanoogastate.edu

Columbia State Community College
1665 Hampshire Pike
Columbia, TN 38401
Website: www.columbiastate.edu

Concorde Career College
5100 Poplar Avenue Suite 132
Memphis, TN 38137-0132
Website: www.concorde.edu

Jackson State Community College
2046 North Pky
Jackson, TN 38301-3797
Website: www.jscc.edu

Roane State Community College
276 Patton Lane
Harriman, TN 37748
Website: www.roanestate.edu

Tennessee State University
3500 John Merritt Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209-1561
Website: www.tnstate.edu