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Respiratory Care Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Registered respiratory therapists are physician extenders who, under medical direction, administer cardiopulmonary care, evaluate and assess pulmonary patients, and administer medications and diagnostic tests when appropriate. Their duties involve the use of many of the latest advances in medical arts, sciences, and technology. Graduates are employed in

  • Hospitals
  • Physician’s offices
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Home-care agencies
  • Health care promotion centers as caregivers, managers and educators
  • Medial technology companies

Employers That Have Hired Oregon Tech Respiratory Care Graduates

  • Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center
  • Providence Health and Service
  • Sky Lakes Medical Center
  • Three Rivers Community Hospital
  • Western Arizona Regional Medical Center
  • Samaritan Health Services
  • Rogue Regional Medical Center
  • Presbyterian Healthcare Services
  • Boston Children's Hospital
  • UC Davis Medical Center
  • Oregon Health and Science University

Graduate Success Rate

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Data are derived from a comprehensive effort among graduates, approximately six months post-graduation. Graduate outcomes were sought from 1,244 graduates with a response rate of 75%, and these data were combined with information collected for the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016. More information regarding the data used is available from Oregon Tech's Career Services.