In respiratory therapy school you will learn what it takes to play a key role in providing cardio-pulmonary care. Respiratory therapy programs provide you a strong academic education in respiratory therapy as well as practical hands on experience. Some of the experiences may include practical training with ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, and work in an arterial blood gas laboratory, pulmonary function laboratory, or work with other respiratory therapy equipment.
During a respiratory therapy career you are likely to provide life critical care to patients with cardio-pulmonary problems. A respiratory therapist's responsibilities include advising physicians on respiratory therapy, working with patients on breathing therapies, monitoring patients, supervising technicians, and more..