Respiratory Therapist Schools in Alabama

Welcome to the list of schools for Alabama. Just thinking about going to college is fun and exciting. First, however, the Commission must accredit your chosen school on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). See my article “The Importance of an Accredited School” (click here).

To be a respiratory therapist, you must be confident, caring, and sensitive. A respiratory therapist has to practice strict ethical behavior since you have much independence working throughout the hospital setting. Your education prepares you for a role that requires much responsibility.

To be licensed in Alabama, you must have either an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Science/Respiratory Care. A two-year Associate’s degree allows you to be in the workforce sooner, earning a paycheck, but a Bachelor’s degree allows future growth in a management capacity. After graduation, you will be qualified to sit and take the state board examination to be a certified respiratory therapist (CRT). You then may take another state examination to become a registered respiratory therapist (RRT).

Respiratory therapy is a secure and growing profession. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics states [+] that this job is expected 23% employment increase from 2020 through 2030.

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