Mesa is well known for the dust storms that regularly blow through during our monsoon summers; and we all know that during these ‘haboobs’, breathing isn’t easy, even with healthy lung function. But imagine if you always had problems breathing, even on a beautifully clear, sunny Arizona day.
Respiratory Therapists perform diagnostic procedures and treatments that provide relief to those who have difficulty breathing, or can’t breathe on their own due to conditions such as birth defects, asthma, bronchitis, lung cancer, and heart attack or stroke, as well as treating trauma victims and surgery patients.
Our Respiratory Care associate degree program, available at our Mesa campus, offers students the hands-on training they need to succeed in a career as a Respiratory Therapist. So, if you’re looking for a Respiratory Care school in Mesa, consider Carrington College because:
- The degree program is an interesting mix of formal classroom instruction, lab exercises, and clinical experiences
- Our Mesa program is designed to meet strict NBRC standards (National Board of Respiratory Care)
- We prepare you to sit the NBRC credentialing exam – the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) exam*
Make the Mesa Respiratory Care program your first step
Graduating from our Mesa program is the first step on your path to qualification and licensure because Respiratory Therapists have to exercise substantial clinical judgment when caring for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders.
Successful graduates of our Mesa Respiratory Care degree program must pass the NBRC CRT exam to gain the entry-level credential need to qualify for state licensure. Once certified and licensed, they are able to care for patients in hospitals, doctors’ offices, hyperbaric oxygen units, nursing facilities, labs, or medical flight transports.
Graduates of our Mesa Respiratory Therapy training degree program should have the skills and the confidence to:
- Display their aptitude for patient examination and assessment, for treatment recommendation, and for the appropriate therapeutic intervention of various cardiopulmonary diseases
- Demonstrate their proficiency in critical thinking and information management
- Consider undertaking further study to qualify as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Breathe life into your career as a Respiratory Therapist in Mesa, AZ
Respiratory Care specialists apply their scientific expertise to practical clinical problems concerning the lungs and respiratory system; it is both a complicated and delicate field which is why a quality education, a professional CRT qualification, and licensure are required to practice.*
With the number of available Respiratory Therapist jobs expected to grow 28% by 2020,** is now the time to breathe new life into your career? Our Mesa, AZ Respiratory Care courses are enrolling soon, so why not discuss your options with a Carrington College Enrollment Services Representative?
Click here for outcomes data from the respiratory care program over a three-year time period, as reported in the 2013 CoARC Annual Report of Current Status.