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The Profession

Respiratory Therapists (RTs) are specially trained and licensed respiratory health care professionals assisting physicians in diagnosis, treatment, and management of respiratory diseases. RTs provide care in hospitals, outpatient centers, physicians' offices, skilled nursing facilities, and patients' homes. 

For a history of the profession, please go to:  http://www.aarc.org/member_services/history.html

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Respiratory care professional associations of interest may include:

Respiratory care professional credentialing and licensing agencies of local interest:

For information about the projected job outlook for the profession, please go to:  http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos084.htm#outlook