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What Can I Do With This Major for Majors in Respiratory Care & Therapy



A respiratory therapist (RT) is an allied health specialist who performs therapeutic and diagnostic procedures in the care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system. Whenever breathing is an issue, RTs are there. Duties include, but are not limited to diagnosing lung and breathing disorders and recommending treatment methods, interviewing patients and doing chest physical exams to determine what kind of therapy is best for their condition, consulting with physicians to recommend a change in therapy, based on your evaluation of the patient, analyzing breath, tissue, and blood specimens to determine levels of oxygen and other gases, managing ventilators and artificial airway devices for patients who can’t breathe normally on their own, responding to Code Blue or other urgent calls for care, and educating patients and families about lung disease so they can maximize their recovery.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Athletic Trainers and Exercise Physiologists Occupational Therapists Registered Nurses
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians Physical Therapists Rehabilitation Care
Health & Wellness Practitioner Physiologist Therapist
Healthcare Administrator Radiation Therapists .
Medical Assistant Recreational Therapist .

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Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Ambulatory Care Centers Hospitals Mental health institutions
Assisted Living Facilities Insurance Companies Rehabilitation Facilities
Clinics International Health Agencies Research institutes
Health Clinic Medical Center Schools
Health Service Providers Medical Centers .


Government Agencies
Centers for Disease Control National Cancer Institute Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health Public Health Service
Department of Veterans Affairs   Nursing Homes .

Internships Obtained by Rutgers Students


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Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates


First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Respiratory Care & Therapy
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