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Home » Academics » Course & Program Information » Programs of Study » Health » Respiratory Care Associate Degree » Career Paths & Job Market

Career Paths & Job Market

Students in NECC’s respiratory program graduate as competent Respiratory Therapists, eligible and prepared to take the National Board of Respiratory Care credentialing exams, (CRT and RRT) and apply for their state licensure as a respiratory therapist.

As working professionals, they can expect to provide area hospitals and other clinical facilities with excellent qualifications as professional Respiratory Care practitioners.

Job Opportunities

See the Bureau of Labor Statistics website regarding the Median Expected Salary and job market and trends for a Respiratory Care Therapist.

Career Paths

Graduates who choose to directly enter the workforce can find employment in:

  • Acute care settings, such as hospitals
  • Subacute care settings, such as Rehabilitation Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Outpatient clinics

Transferring to a 4-year college

Please contact the Academic Advising Department for further information. Students may also refer to the Transfer Programs and Events page. Transfer information specific to the program