Utah Respiratory Therapy Schools

About Respiratory Therapist Careers in Utah

Being a respiratory therapist this day in age is challenging, but one of the most rewarding careers in healthcare that you can have. You get to have a positive impact on someone’s life by giving them the gift of breathing in a more healthy way, and making sure they can for a long time to come. As a respiratory therapist you work alongside doctors and nurses on the front line of patient care. Respiratory therapists usually work in hospital settings, and a few work in respiratory clinics that specialize in respiratory care.

In Utah, still very much a frontier state, there are a lot of opportunities for respiratory therapists in both hospital and clinical settings, and you’ll live and work in a place that is surrounded everywhere by natural beauty.

Education

It’s recommended that all new respiratory therapists have at least a two year degree from an accredited institution and that they pass the Certified Respiratory Therapist Exam that is administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Some colleges also offer four-year degrees or have seminars regularly to update respiratory therapists on new technologies, treatments, or diseases. The more education you have, the higher your initial salary can be and the more you can expect to earn as a respiratory therapist. Any respiratory therapist education will include courses in the following subject matters:

Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology
Medications & Administering Them
Emergency Care
Practicum (real educational training)

Responsibilities

A respiratory therapist’s main objective is to diagnose and treat respiratory illnesses and diseases in a way that betters the life of the patient over the long term. You can do this because you have learned enough in your education to become a respiratory therapist to do physicals and to determine symptoms to make an accurate diagnosis. You would also be working side by side with the doctors and nurses treating the patients so you will have their directives as to some treatments. Follow-ups with all patients, doctors, and nurses is necessary to make sure that progress is being made and that no adjustments to treatments need to be made. A lot of responsibility is needed for any respiratory therapist, but the rewards can be worth it.

Respiratory Therapist Schools in Utah (UT)

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Other Respiratory Therapist Schools in Utah

Stevens-Henager College
Salt Lake City Campus
383 W. Vine Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Website: www.stevenshenager.edu

Weber State University
3848 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, Utah 84408
Website: colleges.weber.edu