The BSRC Program at Texas State offers an opportunity to specialize in an area that is of particular interest to the RC student. These areas include acute care, intensive care, pediatrics, neonatology, emergency room care, transplant ICU specialty, home care, extended care, pulmonary rehabilitation, diagnostic testing, research, education and polysomnography (sleep studies). Although each student is trained as a “generalist” in all these areas, the area of special interest can be chosen for a specialization to begin a career in Respiratory Care.
Since less than 10% of Respiratory Therapists in the US have a bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Care, the BSRC graduate has a tremendous advantage in the workforce in competing for job opportunities and promotions. Many Texas State RC graduates find themselves quickly moving up the management ranks due to their degree and specialty training.
Life and Breath / Respiratory Care Overview Video
This video shows the roles and responsibilities of respiratory care practitioners and includes interviews with therapists in th profession, students, and physicians. Various RC clinical settings are depicted along with the types of patients in these settings and the scope for educational requirements are also explained. Because the Respiratory Care Profession has many subspecialty options, a brief video of several selected areas are also provided below the overview video. Enjoy!
These videos are courtesy of the American Association for Respiratory Care and can be found on their website at http://www.aarc.org/career/.