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Respiratory Care A.A.S.

Board Exam and Placement Results

Placement Results
The Respiratory Care Program continually places 100% of its graduates who seek immediate employment. As well as excellent statewide and national employment opportunities, the area which serves as the education base for the program offers ten diverse hospitals within a fifteen minute radius. For those interested in employment outside of the traditional hospital setting, the area is supported by numerous homecare and DME companies as well as long-term care facilities and sleep medicine centers. The average entry-level starting salary at area hospitals for 2001 graduates (before passing National Board Examinations) was $15 per hour which increases after successful completion of the National Registry Examination. The highest hourly reported wage was $18. Note that these are base hourly wages which do not reflect evening, night, and weekend differentials
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Class
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Class
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2004
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Board Exam Results

Entry (CRT) Level Examination Results
Graduation Year
% Passing of Those Attempted
Average % National Passing Examination
2008
100%
 
2007
100%
 
2006
100%
 
2005
100%
 
2004
100%
 
Advanced Practitioner Level (RRT)

Graduation
Year

Graduates
Tested

Total Passing National Pass Rate
No. %
2009 15 14 93.3% 59%

2008

18

18 100%  

2007

18

18 100% 56.71%

2006

18

17 94.4% 56.71%

2005

14

13 92.9% 56.71%

2004

17

16 94.1% 57.33%
Note: The advance practitioner exams are optional and not required for employment but do result in higher wages paid when this credential is earned.

Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Entry level Exam immediately following graduation. Graduates can attempt the NBRC Advanced level examinations six months after successful completion of the Entry Level Examination.

For more information regarding NBRC requirements, please visit the official Web site at http://www.nbrc.org/.