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Pitt-Johnstown Respiratory Care

Respiratory Care

Clinical Sites

The following is a current list of clinical sites where the students participate in rotations, as well as their approximate distances from the Pitt-Johnstown campus:

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center

Johnstown, PA Main Campus  814-534-9000 - 6 Miles

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center

Johnstown, PA  Lee Campus  814-533-0123 - 6 Miles

Somerset Hospital

Somerset, PA 814-443-5000 - 25 Miles

UPMC Altoona Regional Hospital

Altoona, PA  814-889-2011 - 38 Miles

UPMC Bedford Memorial

Bedford, PA 814-623-6161 - 40 Miles

Windber Medical Center

Windber, PA 814-467-4611 - 4 Miles

Select Specialty Hospital

Johnstown, PA  814-534-5000 - 6 Miles

Cambria Care Center

Ebensburg, PA 814-472-8100 - 25 Miles

Somerset Medical Services

Somerset, PA  814­-443-1496 – 27 Miles

Walnut Medical Services

Johnstown, PA  814-535-6408 – 6 Miles

Indiana Regional Medical Center

Indiana, PA 724-357-7046 - 35 Miles

 

Employment Outlook

The employment outlook for Respiratory Therapists is very promising due to an ever increasing aged population, and the profession's continued expansion into various specialty fields. Annual starting salaries for Certified Respiratory Therapists range from $43,780 to $62,844*, Registered Respiratory Therapists range from $48,703 to $66,290.* Most employers offer sign-on incentive bonuses and financial assistance for continuing education.

*monster.salary.com, Fall 2013

Specialty areas in Respiratory Care include:

  • Hospitals (Adult and Neonatal/Pediatrics)
  • Research
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Home Care
  • Military
  • Education
  • Cardiovascular Labs
  • Physician's Offices
  • Transport Teams
  • Sub Acute Care
  • Polysomnography (Sleep Labs)
  • Technical Sales/Equipment Companies

Beyond the Associate Degree

Individuals who complete the requirements for their Associate Degree in Respiratory Care may opt to continue at Pitt-Johnstown to complete the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare.