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Respiratory Care

Career description

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition, is an excellent resource for information on the Respiratory Therapist profession. You can also read about Respiratory Therapy on


An associates degree is the minimal educational requirement. All respiratory therapists must also be licensed.


Clinical experiences are arranged through the academic advisor from programs that are affiliated with BMC. 

Length of Clinical Experience

Approximately 3 months

Clinical Tracks at BMC

Clinical sites are arranged by the Respiratory/Pulmonary Department.

Institutional Affiliations

BMC is affiliated with the following institution/s for this program: 

Professional Associations and Other Information