Respiratory Therapist Program

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Earn an Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy

If you’re passionate about finding a career that allows you to help others, enrolling in our Respiratory Therapy program may provide opportunities for a fulfilling career as a Respiratory Therapist! Get the skills you can use to enter as an entry-level medical professional in Pennsylvania.

Learn how to start your education in the medical industry by filling out our online application form or scheduling a tour of our school.

Benefits of Studying Respiratory Therapy

You could be a good fit for Respiratory Therapy if you’re looking for a career you can be passionate about and make a difference in someone’s life. It’s possible to enter the medical industry in around two years with an education that’s extensive and invigorating at Pittsburgh Career Institute.

What To Expect From Our Program

With an education at Pittsburgh Career Institute, you can expect more than lectures and learning through textbooks. While learning the basic concepts of Respiratory Therapy, you can get hands-on experience with clinical experience under the supervision of passionate instructors.

You can work with professional equipment while learning, including:

  • Ventilators
  • Simulation human model
  • And more

Our professional lab settings are designed to provide the experience you need to find a career after graduation, and get a day in the life of a professional with a degree.

Our Curriculum

Studying Respiratory Therapy at Pittsburgh Career Institute can provide the opportunities for you to learn how to:

  • Work with patients who have breathing or cardiopulmonary disorders
  • Perform and analyze tests to diagnose respiratory issues
  • Consult with physicians to develop treatment plans
  • Provide treatment to patients for respiratory ailments
  • Monitor and track patient progress and treatment
  • Teach patients and caretakers how to use home ventilators and other types of at-home treatment equipment

Our mission is to help each student get the support they need to pursue a career in Respiratory Therapy. After getting a degree in Respiratory Therapy from PCI, you can choose to work in a variety of settings, ranging from home-care to working in a hospital. You can also work with people of all ages, from young children to seniors. The potential is limitless!

Why Pursue an Education at Pittsburgh Career Institute

If you’ve been considering an education in the medical industry, Pittsburgh Career Institute could be a good fit for you. As part of an education at our school, you can take advantage of multiple opportunities available to each of our students, including:

Financial Aid

Starting school at Pittsburgh Career Institute can be affordable. As an accredited school, we offer financial aid available to those who qualify. You can fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®).

Reach out to our Financial Aid Department to get the information you need to make paying for an education at Pittsburgh Career Institute possible.

Clinical and Real-World Experience

Most of our programs, including Respiratory Therapy, require students to go through an extensive clinical program so you can get real-world experience while you’re still in school. We believe this better prepares you and all of our students to achieve the future career you want to pursue.

While you work with actual equipment in our lab, you can also work with those in the medical industry in the Pittsburgh area during clinical rotations.

Career Services

While Pittsburgh Career Institute cannot guarantee employment after graduation, we do offer a dedicated Career Services Department. During your education, you can reach out to our team to set up interviews with potential employers, build a strong resume, and participate in career fairs to meet and network with those in the Respiratory Therapy industry.

Start the Application Process

If you want to explore our program further or want to get started, schedule a tour of our school or start the application process online. When you fill out the form or give us a call, we’ll help you figure out when you can get started and what an education at Pittsburgh Career Institute could look like for you.

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