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Did you know…

The National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) offers two key certifications—1) Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and 2) Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). You need a license to practice in the State of California to practice, and these certifications are important.

Respiratory Therapist

As a Respiratory Therapist you would work as part of a team of healthcare professionals to assess, treat and care of patients with breathing-related illnesses or cardiopulmonary disorders.

Your daily duties may include…

Performing many diagnostic and analytic procedures, such as evaluating lung capacity, carrying out chest physiotherapy and monitoring cardiopulmonary systems. You will also monitor a patient’s physiological responses to therapy and consult with physicians if adverse reactions occur.

Colleges offering this program

Orange Coast College

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