[ Medical equipment beeping ] [ talking in background “why don’t we start CPR…” ] TATE>>… really never a boring time when you’re trying to become a respiratory therapist. It’s really exciting.You have to really jump at the chance of really getting to do anything because … you want to see as much as you can before you’re out there … by yourself. [ instructor talking in background ] JOE>>A Respiratory therapist is someone who specializes in evaluating, diagnosing and treating patients with cardiopulmonary disease, or diseases of the lungs and heart. In the classroom, we focus a lot on simulation; so we have human patient simulators which we can set up to do exactly
what a patient’s gonna do in the hospital. The first time you some invasive procedure, or something that really does have a negative side effect if would you do it wrong; we can do it in the classroom and if it doesn’t go how we expected, we can push reset and restart it,
without having any damage done. [ instructor talking to students ] Right now the job outlook is magnificent. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics latest polling,
if you will, said there’s a 19 percent job increase expected over
the next seven years which equates to about 23,000 new jobs nationwide;
so the students are getting hired when they graduate. TATE>>This is really something I will be happy doing … I made the right decision.