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Respiratory Therapy Program


Employment Opportunities

The Department of Labor and Statistics have projected a shortage for respiratory therapists well into the next decade. Because of this shortage, the graduate will encounter many openings in clinics, industry, home health agencies, laboratories and hospitals. Part of an ever-changing profession, some respiratory care practitioners specialize in particular areas of pulmonary care. There is an increasing demand for respiratory care parishioners to work in the areas of newborn care and pediatrics, cardiopulmonary technology, health education, management, and home care. Respiratory Therapy jobs in San Diego are limited at the present time, and local partners are optimistic that with new facilities opening up in 2015-2017 employment opportunities will increase. Many parts of the county are still experiencing shortages of respiratory therapists and graduates are encouraged to look outside of San Diego for placement opportunities.

  • Clinician
  • Home Health Care
  • Critical Care Specialist **
  • Industrial Consultant
  • Department Supervisor/Manager*
  • Pulmonary Laboratory Technologist
  • Equipment Sales Representative
  • Nursing Aide
  • Health Educator
  • Pediatric Health Care
  • Pulmonary Specialist*
  • Researcher

* Bachelor or higher required
** Bachelor Degree normally recommended.

Contact AARC (American Association of Respiratory Care) and Advance Magazine for employment opportunities.


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El Cajon, CA 92020

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