Respiratory therapist with patient

Respiratory Therapy Comprehensive

Respiratory therapists care for patients who have trouble breathing, for example, from a chronic respiratory disease, such as asthma or emphysema. Their patients range from premature infants with undeveloped lungs to elderly patients who have diseased lungs. They also provide emergency care to patients suffering from heart attacks, drowning or shock.

Studying Respiratory Therapy at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is great training for a variety of careers. After graduating, you will be qualified for positions in hospital employment, nursing care facilities, health care agencies, or teaching respiratory therapy.

PROGRAM INFORMATION GUIDE

Advantages that UNK has to offer health science students:

  • Smaller class size
  • Low student-to-faculty ratio
  • Laboratory experiences
  • Opportunities for student research
  • Strong science preparation
  • Academic advising
  • Mentoring
  • Contact with local professionals
  • Extensive health careers course
  • Health science seminar course
  • Application process assistance
  • Shadowing programs
  • Health Science Club
  • Health Careers Fair

Average Salary: $59,710 per year

23% Projected Employment Growth

from 2016 to 2026 according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

PLACEMENT IN CLINICAL PROGRAMS AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS

Data based on cumulative placement data for the last 3 years

83% Placed

83%
Placed

undergraduate programs