Respiratory Therapy Program at El Paso Community College

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Respiratory Therapy Program

A respiratory therapy degree program at El Paso Community College offers students instruction in assisting and administering respiratory care procedures for patients and developing respiratory care plans under the supervision of physicians. In addition, students learn to supervise personnel, operate equipment, and maintain accurate records while consulting with other healthcare professionals. Students that graduate from the respiratory therapy degree program will have full knowledge in subjects like pathology of the respiratory system, clinical medicine, and therapeutic procedures, and be able to employ this knowledge to help respiratory patients. Get more details below including other Texas colleges that offer respiratory therapy program.

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Students Enrolled in the Respiratory Therapy Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. El Paso Community College offers an associate's degree program in respiratory therapy.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male5
Female10

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian1
Black1
Hispanic12
Non Resident Alien1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Respiratory Therapy program at El Paso Community College, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Respiratory Therapists

Description

Assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders. Assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including the supervision of respiratory therapy technicians. Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures; maintain patient records; and select, assemble, check, and operate equipment.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, respiratory therapists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 12.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • El Paso, TX
    • Total Employment: 300
    • Average Hourly Rate: $24.16
    • Average Annual Salary: $50260

Respiratory Therapy Technicians

Description

Provide respiratory care under the direction of respiratory therapists and physicians.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, respiratory therapy technicians employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -19.2% from 2014 to 2024

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Respiratory Therapy Programs in Texas

Respiratory Therapy programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Midland College

Midland, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Emergency Medical Technology (A)
  • Respiratory Therapy (A)
  • Ultrasound Technician (A)

South Plains College

Levelland, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Emergency Medical Technology (A)
  • Respiratory Therapy (A)
  • Surgical Technologist (A)
  • Radiologic Technology (A)

Howard College

Big Spring, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Emergency Medical Technology (A)
  • Respiratory Therapy (A)
  • Surgical Technologist (A)
  • Radiologic Technology (A)

Amarillo College

Amarillo, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 16 students completed this program

Programs

  • Emergency Medical Technology (A)
  • Nuclear Medicine (A)
  • Medical Radiologic Technology (A)
  • Respiratory Therapy (A)

Cisco College

Cisco, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 17 students completed this program

Programs

  • Respiratory Therapy (A)
  • Surgical Technologist (A)

Midwestern State University

Wichita Falls, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 47 students completed this program

Programs

  • Respiratory Therapy (B)
  • Radiologic Technology (B)
  • Athletic Training (B)

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

San Antonio, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 23 students completed this program

Programs

  • Emergency Medical Technology (B)
  • Respiratory Therapy (B)
  • Physician Assistant (B)

Concorde Career Institute - San Antonio

San Antonio, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School
  • 23 students completed this program

Programs

  • Respiratory Therapy (A)
  • Surgical Technologist (A)

St Philips College

San Antonio, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 21 students completed this program

Programs

  • Cardiovascular Technology (C,A)
  • Respiratory Therapy (C,A)
  • Surgical Technologist (C,A)
  • Ultrasound Technician (C,A)

Weatherford College

Weatherford, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 15 students completed this program

Programs

  • Emergency Medical Technology (A)
  • Respiratory Therapy (A)
  • Ultrasound Technician (A)
  • Radiologic Technology (A)

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