Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapists work with patients who have trouble breathing. They also care for patients suffering from heart attacks or strokes. If you have a passion for caring for others, enjoy working in healthcare, and have great people skills, this career could be a great fit for you!

What You'll Do

As a Respiratory Therapist, you’ll:

  • Work with physicians
  • Use various tests to evaluate and treat patients
  • Track patient progress
  • Develop treatment plans with physicians
  • Supervise respiratory therapy technicians


  • Caregiving
  • Operating Tools and Equipment
  • Problem Solving


Want to be a Respiratory Therapist?

Explore the education and training opportunities currently available through Louisiana’s 13 community and technical college campuses across the state.

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High School Diploma

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High School + Post Secondary Credential

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9331 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70810

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