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How can you take advantage of all the things the respiratory care profession has to offer? The good news is, there is more than one way! Indeed, the versatility seen in other areas of the profession is mirrored by a similar versatility in the educational preparation people go through to become an RT.

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Respiratory therapists may enter the field—and earn a license to practice in the 48 states that require licensure or legal credentialing—with an Associate’s Degree from a community college, a Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university, or even a Master’s Degree from a post-graduate program.

With this wide range of educational preparation, finding the right program is easy, and the knowledge that additional education is available provides therapists with the assurance that they can always go back to school for further challenges and to increase their value in the job market.

Where can you find a respiratory care educational program near you? Read on and you’ll find everything you need to locate the school for you.

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