The online Master of Science in Respiratory Therapy was designed to provide respiratory therapists (who currently hold a bachelor’s degree) with increased knowledge and preparation to facilitate their transition into an educator and/or managerial role.
Our Master’s in Respiratory Therapy is a completely online program designed for working adults who need to maintain employment while furthering their education. The program prepares students for career advancement in one of three concentrations: Health Informatics, Health Care Administration, or Higher Education. This allows you to focus on and excel in the career that is right for you. Our Respiratory Therapy Graduate program consists of six respiratory core classes, one capstone course, and one set of concentration courses.
The online Master Degree in Respiratory Therapy program empowers medical professionals to advance their careers and take on roles as educators and leaders in their workplace. If you’re currently a registered respiratory care worker with a bachelor’s degree, you can earn your online Masters Respiratory Therapy degree with a flexible schedule in under two years at the University of Cincinnati.
Respiratory Therapy refers to the care of patients who are diagnosed with diseases related to the lungs and respiratory system, most notably with those suffering from COPD. Respiratory therapists can work in clinical settings, hospitals, hospices, or even home-based care situations.
Professionals working in home-based care cover a range of duties, including working with patients to help alleviate pain, as well as teaching them how to use technical equipment and instructing family members or other caregivers on best practices.
Other responsibilities include disease management, documentation, patient education, and caregiver training. In addition, you must have technical knowledge of how to set up, maintain and troubleshoot equipment with limited resources while in a patient’s home.
Are you a respiratory care practitioner looking to take the next step in your journey in the respiratory therapy field? Do you want to take on a leadership role, explore independent supervised practice, become a clinical specialist, or take on more responsibility in your current role? Then a Masters in Respiratory Therapy online degree might be right for you.
The Master’s in Respiratory Therapy program is specifically designed to help RTs stay within the pulmonary area of specialization, but transition into a leadership role either in a hospital/clinic or even within other healthcare industries like pharmaceuticals and medical equipment. There are three tracks within our program that will help you meet your career goals listed below. Check out this great blog that details some of the careers you can get with a Master’s in respiratory therapy or respiratory care:
Link to Blog: https://online.uc.edu/blog/masters-respiratory-therapy-jobs/
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of employment for respiratory therapists is expected to grow 19% from 2019 to 2029. According to the Economic Research Institute, the average salary for a respiratory therapy manager is between $75,922 and $134,239 a year. Qualified professionals who hold a master’s degree and/or a leadership or management position may expect to earn a higher annual salary.
“What I am learning and what I have learned is WELL worth the hard work and sacrifice of time and money. I am so excited to be part of the promotion of this field as well. I believe in our field, and I am an eager advocate for the requirement that all RTs hold a bachelor's degree.”
Yes. The vast majority of our students work throughout their time in their academic program. It is important to assess course load and financial aid to understand how to balance school and work.
If possible, students may cut down on their work hours during a clinical portion of a program.
Most of our programs do not require onsite visits, but there is one exception. If you are interested in pursuing the Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Midwifery, you will have 1 skills intensives that takes place on campus.
Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
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Additional resources to support you from start to finish.
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