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
- 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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Total Working Population
High School Diploma
No High School Diploma
High School + Post Secondary Credential
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