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