Respiratory Therapy


Have you been searching for the right respiratory therapist school? Do you aspire to help others overcome respiratory challenges? As a respiratory therapist, you can be a part of helping others breathe easier through diagnostic testing procedures and treatments that can improve quality of life or even save a life.

Make a difference in your community

Give back to your community in your role in respiratory health care through administering vital breathing treatments in newborns, trauma victims, drowning victims, patients suffering from lung and heart conditions, and many more. Additionally, your work supports physicians in the diagnosis and management of cardiopulmonary deficiencies and abnormalities, and the monitoring of lung and heart function.

Career-driven curriculum

As a Respiratory Therapist, you are on the front lines of respiratory care on a daily basis. Concorde helps equip you through real-world training to serve in this critical healthcare role through a comprehensive skills foundation.

Career outlook*

Respiratory Therapist jobs are projected to grow at a much-higher-than-average rate of 23 percent. This field is forecast to continue its growth because of increasing middle-aged and elderly populations where increases in respiratory conditions such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis and pneumonia can increase the need for respiratory care. Find out more about what a career in respiratory therapy looks like.
*Source: 2016-2026

Program goals

To prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs).

Financial aid

Concorde wants to see you succeed, and we are committed to your success through helping you navigate the financial aid process. Financial aid is available to those who qualify, and scholarship programs also are available for those who qualify.

Join our family

To learn more about Concorde’s respiratory therapist programs, request information, or call Concorde Career College at 1-800-693-7010.

Opportunity awaits.

*Program length varies by location

Classroom-to-career skills training

Concorde’s respiratory therapist programs emphasize the following:

  • Oxygen therapy
  • Bronchodilator
  • Chest physiotherapy
  • Patient teaching and instruction
  • ECG

Where can a respiratory therapist work?

Respiratory therapists are in demand in a variety of job settings, including:

  • Hospitals and clinical environments
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Pulmonary physicians’ offices and clinics
  • Home care companies
  • Rehabilitation hospitals


Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

*Memphis campus is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the Respiratory Therapy program?

The respiratory therapy program can be completed in as few as 17 months, but this varies by location. Please check with an admissions adviser for program length information.

When does the Respiratory Therapy program start?

Call 1-800-693-7010 to find out when a program starts at a campus location near you.

What is the respiratory therapist career outlook?

According to, this job field is expected to grow by 23 percent through 2026. As the health care industry grows to meet the needs of those with conditions correlating to an aging population, such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema, etc., the need for respiratory therapists is expected to rise. For more information on career profiles.

Why should I become a respiratory therapist?

You can join an exciting, challenging and growing employment field where professional satisfaction can be high as you nurture the health of others on a daily basis. You can achieve your dreams of serving a critical role on the front lines of patient care in a variety of job settings.

Does Concorde offer respiratory therapy externships?

Concorde incorporates real-world training experiences in its programs.

How much is tuition for Concorde’s Respiratory Therapy programs?

For program-specific tuition information, please see our program disclosures, or call 1-800-693-7010.

Do you have an Associate's degree in health care field, which is a pre-requisite for this program?