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Respiratory Care Practitioner/ Sleep lab specialist Therapy Healthcare
 
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The respiratory care profession, also known as respiratory therapy, is the health profession that cares for patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system. The Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP), also known as a respiratory therapist, provides care to a diverse group of patients ranging from newborn and pediatric patients to adults and the elderly. Today’s RCPs participate in the development, modification and evaluation of care plans, protocol administration, disease management, and patient education involving such disease states or conditions such asthma, emphysema, chronic obstructive lung disease, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, infant respiratory distress syndrome, and conditions brought on by shock, trauma, or postoperative surgical complications.
     
Annual Pay Education Needed Where to Get Education
$38,000-$45,000 AA/AAS or Bachelor's degree required for eligibility for national licensing exam Forsyth CC (AAS), Rockingham CC (AAS)
     
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Full professors Job Family: Medical Educator Cluster: Healthcare
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