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Respiratory Care

The demand for respiratory therapists has never been higher. If you enjoy helping people in their time of need, this may be the field for you. 

As a registered respiratory therapist, you can work in a physician’s office, provide home care or tend to patients in a hospital or other acute-care setting. If you work in a hospital, you’ll often be providing care to premature babies whose lungs aren’t fully developed or to patients on life support in intensive-care units. It’s a helping profession with a ton of variety, job stability and good pay.

After your first semester at Pima, students begin applying what they’ve learned in clinical training at local hospitals. By the time you graduate, you’ll have completed 850 hours of clinical rotations.

Accreditation:  The AAS program is accredited by the National Board for Respiratory Care and the Commission for Accreditation for Respiratory Care.

Great job potential

The number of jobs for respiratory therapists is expect to grow by 25%  between 2018 and 2026.

job growth by 2026

List of Degrees

AAS - Associate of Applied Science


West Campus

Contact Information

Division of Critical Care
Dean: 520.206.6661
Lead Faculty: 520.206.3106

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