Top Respiratory Therapist Programs in Philadelphia

Find Accredited Respiratory Therapist Schools in Philadelphia

Working as a respiratory therapist is not only rewarding and challenging, but respiratory therapy is a field with excellent employment growth. Learn what you need to do to become a registered respiratory therapist and work in Philadelphia. Get info on what is offered in the way of training.

How to get Certified in Philadelphia

Pennsylvania, along with 49 other states, requires that their respiratory therapists be licensed and/or certified. To be licensed, you must pass a certification exam through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Once this is done, you’ve earned the CRT credential and can apply for your license. To maintain you license, you must complete continuing education credits every two years.

Salaries for Respiratory Therapists in Philadelphia

Certified respiratory therapists working in Philadelphia earn a wide range of salaries. As a September 2014, the average annual wage in this city was $64,750. Those in the lowest ten percent earned $54,276, and those in the top ninety percent earned $75,129. Factors such as place of employment, years of experience and level of training can all play a role in determining wages. These wages appear to be above the national average for this profession.
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Programs:

  • Respiratory Therapy

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Real-World Training

We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood Career Institute focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.

Programs:

  • Respiratory Care - Associates
Locations:  Philadelphia

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Programs:

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Locations:  Scranton

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Respiratory Therapy Classes near Philadelphia

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Community College of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, PA, USAwebsite
Kaplan Career InstitutePhiladelphia, PA, USAwebsite
Delaware County Community CollegeMedia, PA, USAwebsite
Gwynedd Mercy UniversityGwynedd Valley, PA, USAwebsite