The United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH), 2008-09 edition describes the role of a Respiratory Therapist as "...evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders. Practicing under the direction of a physician, respiratory therapists assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care therapeutic treatments and diagnostic procedures ..."

For more information about the dynamic profession of Respiratory Care, contact an accredited associate degree program in Massachusetts:

Associate Degree Programs

  • Berkshire Community College - 1350 West St, Pittsfield, MA 01201 - Program Director: Thomas Carey

  • Massasoit Community College - 1 Massasoit Blvd Brockton, MA 02302 - Program Director: Martha DeSilva

  • Northern Essex Community College - 414 Essex St, Lawrence, MA 01841 - Program Director: Jennifer Jackson-Stevens

  • North Shore Community College - 1 Ferncroft Rd, Danvers, MA 01923 - Program Director: Geraldine Twomey

  • Quinsigamond Community College - 670 West Boylston St, Worcester 01606 - Program Director: Karen Dufault 

  • Springfield Technical Community College - 1 Armory St, Springfield, MA 01105 - Program Director: Esther Perrelli Brookes


Master Degree Program

  • Northeastern University - 360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115 - Program Director: Tom Barnes


Online Bachelor Degree Programs

  • Southern Connecticut State University - A.S. to B.S.R.T degree - Program Director: Joan Kreiger
  • University of Missouri - RRT to BHS (Bachelor of Health Science in Respiratory Therapy) - Learn More
  • Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX -  Online RRT-BSRC Completion Program - Randy Case MA, RRT-NPS Assistant Professor
  • East Tennessee State University - AS/AAS to BS Online Completion degree in Cardiopulmonary Science - Learn MoreKay Benincasa



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