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Formerly Unemployed RRT

Updated 2 days ago

Which is better nursing or respiratory therapist? - 156 Replies

There is a TON of denial in the Respiratory world about just how much better, or not, that nursing is. I can assure all of you that, while nurses...

Formerly Unemployed RRT

Updated 2 days ago

Respiratory Therapy.... A Bachelor's degree in the future? - 4 Replies

Full-time working RRT here. I hope and i PRAY that if a bachelor's degree ever becomes a standard, that those of us already in the field won't be...


Updated 2 days ago

Doing well on the new NBRC board exams as from January 2015 - 167 Replies

I used the Gary Persing for my TMC but haven't looked at it yet any further. I plan on taking my sims within the next couple months and was wondering...

Ricky W

Updated 3 days ago

If RT's save lives, why are we not as represented/respected as RN"S? - 147 Replies

[QUOTE who="NelsCarney in Lathrop, California"]thankyou so much gor this post! I have just been accepted to go into an RT program and sad to see...


Updated 4 days ago

looking to buy a used Lindsey Jones CRT/RRT materials.... - 100 Replies

Anyone have the CSE portion of Lindsey Jones they want to sell?

RT student

Updated 6 days ago

RT vs. LPN - 9 Replies

RT school sorry. Also another indication that RTs are here to stay is the fact that other countries are starting RT programs. We have them check in...


Updated 7 days ago

Help i failed TMC exam - 14 Replies

[QUOTE who="iwanttopass in rochester, Michigan"]any tips on taking the clin sims?[/QUOTE] Study like a mad man. What are you using to prepare?


Updated 8 days ago

NBRC- RRT- Clinical Portion - 252 Replies

Is the RRT very writing intensive and more tedious than a high school SAT exam? Thanks. Eric


Updated 8 days ago

current respiratory therapy student and i want out - 49 Replies

Hello all, I'm very interested in a RT (specialized associates program) being offered in PA that requires 136 minimum hours to complete. Is it a...


Updated 8 days ago

Stay far, far away from Respiratory!!!! - 91 Replies

Hello all, May I have some strong recommendations on investing the most efficient resources that best prepares for the boards in RT such as...


Updated 20 days ago

My Daughter NEEDS HELP - 8 Replies

I just want to cry , she has been out of school for 3 year and she single mom , she need this job . I dont what else to do ,


Updated 22 days ago

RTs with a master's degree - 21 Replies

I know it's been a while since the original post but I will answer it anyway. I hope you did not listen to all the people who ridiculed a masters...


Updated 23 days ago

Ask a new RT grad anything! - 24 Replies

[QUOTE who="sometimesibreathe in Lilburn, Georgia"]I just recently passed my registry. I still have to do my externship but I'm done with school. I'm...


Updated 27 days ago

a good career choice? - 1378 Replies

I know your post is old, but i was wondering if you ever found a job. i was once in the same situation.


Updated 29 days ago

kettering vs lindsay jones - 263 Replies

[QUOTE who="Onmyway2 in San Antonio, Texas"]So after failing the RRT with Kettering I purchased the Lindsey Jones Clinical SIMS home study and...

When in doubt, Intubate!

Updated 1 month ago

How beneficial is Kettering - 1 Reply

They are only as good as to you... to get you familiar with the type of style of questions that will be asked. Kettering/Lindsey will not be teaching...


Updated 1 month ago

i need help passing!!! - 67 Replies

[QUOTE who="Sopha in Phoenix, Arizona"]Been out of school over 3 years , just took the sims 5 times and is the only test I need to pass so I can...


Updated 1 month ago

What hours/shifts do you work as an RT? - 7 Replies

I work night shift prn and have for the last 6 years. I have been offered multiple day and night full time shifts but due to the spouse I haven't...



Ok so I've been an RT For 6 years now and still a CRT. Yes I know ok a slacker. Well I'm done with slacking and ready to get my RRT. I called and...

When in doubt, Intubate!

Updated 1 month ago

So lets hear the truth, is respiratory therapy really a good job? - 434 Replies

[QUOTE who="Helenushka in Brooklyn, New York"]Good day to you. I've been reading this forum and your posts on here and I really want to ask you smth....

When in doubt, Intubate!

Updated 1 month ago

School Program - 1 Reply

As someone who was in nursing school and switched over. In some ways, it is. It is a still a very hard program. You will be overworked during school...


Updated 1 month ago

respiratory therapist student new grad with misdemeanor dui - 15 Replies

[QUOTE who="Keith5699 in California"]What about doing the clinical rotation through the school? I just don't want to start the program and be screwed...

steve 1985

Is Registry worth signing up for in Los Angeles

Hey All, Just recently had to move to the Los Angeles area, I have over 10 years experience ED/Trauma, ICU, NICU... i've been applying everywhere in...

steve 1985

Updated 1 month ago


[QUOTE who="Keith5699 in Bakersfield, California"]Does anyone know how the job market for a new grad is now?[/QUOTE] The job market in california...


Updated 1 month ago

Respiratory Care Practitioner TEXAS - 13 Replies

Has everyone had a lot of difficulty getting their Texas license? I applied in February and have had a steady stream of additional request, form L,...


Updated 1 month ago

Is Respiratory therapy becoming a bachelor's degree only ? - 28 Replies

Here in Ohio by 2020 a lot of the hospitals are requiring everyone to have their bachelors. I give it 3-5 years. Those are mostly the childrens...


Updated 1 month ago

RRT vs. CRT - 3 Replies

I can tell you that in Ohio the push is on. Childrens in Cinci is requiring everyone to be an RRT within the next few years and same with Childrens...


I have tried email you but you have not email me ,I need help fpr my Daugherty , we dont have a lot of money


Updated 1 month ago

Polysomnography AKA Sleep Technology - 6 Replies

[QUOTE who="Rob in Phoenix, Arizona"]Don't do it. This field is drying up. 3-1 is a pain in the watoosie, reduced insurance reimbursement is killing...

When in doubt, Intubate!

Updated 1 month ago

Is Respiratory Therapy worth it? - 16 Replies

[QUOTE who="bradleyrtstudent in minneapolis, Minnesota"][/QUOTE] The Chicago suburbs are averaging 20-25 with benefits. Around 30 as needed...

When in doubt, Intubate!

Updated 1 month ago

Interview a Respiratory therapist - 1 Reply

I can help you. What are the questions?


Updated 1 month ago

Respiratory Therapy through Independence University - 5 Replies

To add on, I had a full time job as a welder and was still able to complete this program.

JoJoGro Gro

Updated 1 month ago

After RT school should where should I continue? - 7 Replies

[QUOTE who="Cobradb28 in Miami, Florida"]A very misinformed opinion in that. Obviously has ZERO idea of what a PA does. PAs are trained just like...


Updated 1 month ago

Looking for Kettering Pulmonary Function Test study material + advice on test - 2 Replies

I have the RPFT cd's, I'm an auditory learner so I didn't need the work book.


Updated 2 months ago

Career Change out of Respiratory Therapy - 2 Replies

I'm looking at taking the pft test to get certified. Are you? Thanks!


RRT Written

I am getting ready to take TMC. I am current CRT but finished school 9 years ago and now can't locate new job after moving due to no RRT. Can anyone...


NPS study material

Hi! I recently purchased/completed the Kettering home study system to prepare for the NPS exam. I have done the free self examination as well as...


Updated 2 months ago

felony........ - 99 Replies

[QUOTE who="Keith5699 in California"]Hey I have a wet and reckless from 2 yrs ago and going to try to get into a RT program. Do most RT schools...


Updated 2 months ago

Just passed the ACCS exam I am know a, RRT-ACCS, NPS, RPFT and still unemployed! - 32 Replies

[QUOTE who="Formerly Unemployed RRT in Austin, Texas"]Not saying you're wrong but, i think you should also face the reality that it may be the...


Updated 3 months ago

New RT student - 6 Replies

[QUOTE who="slim in Lakeland, Florida"]Hi I'm starting the RT program in 2 weeks, and I want more opinions and advice on thus career field. It...


concorde Tampa

Has anyone gone to concorde in tampa florida? If so how was it? Or any concorde school... what was the education like, did you feel you learned...


Updated 3 months ago

Attention all respiratory Therapists - 7 Replies

Bonez - do you still currently work as a RRT in a nursing home?

Ronnie Mirano in Torrance, California

Updated 4 months ago

Anyone attend Concorde Career College in CA...? - 226 Replies

What are the requirements? Did you take the advanced program? Was finding a job easy afterwards? What was salary like right after graduating?

Keith5699 in California

Updated 4 months ago

Average Respiratory Pay in Los Angeles California - 328 Replies

I am an RRT with 12 twelve years of experience currently living in Arizona. I recently got my California license and I am interested in relocating...

RK in Saddle Brook, New Jersey

Updated 4 months ago

Is a Bachelors Degree in RT necessary? What about the BS in RT that is offerred by CCSD? - 166 Replies

Does anyone have any feedback as to whether a Bachelor's Degree is of any benefit in the RT field? I'm attending CCSD, and they (of course) are...

Nicholas in Houston, Texas

Updated 4 months ago

Where can I get experience in RT? - 2 Replies

Passed all my exams and now licensed RT since Sept 2015 but no luck landing a job. I'm willing to work for free to gain that "1-3 year experience"...

PeachyRRT in Grand Prairie, Texas

Hyperbaric tech job as a RRT

Are any RT currently or have worked as a hyperbaric technologist? I'm currently a SAHM for the past 1.5yrs with 3yrs of experience as a RRT in all...

laniegoodwin74@*****.*** in Centreville, Alabama

Updated 4 months ago

If my Credentials as a CRT NEVER expire, why am I being forced to retake the CRT in order to take the RRT - 5 Replies

I Passed my CRT in 1997. I passed the written RRT but not the clinical simulation. I went on with my career, gaining experience in all aspects of the...

Ronnie in California

Updated 4 months ago


I was looking at the website for the requirements, I'm not sure I understand what it says, basically there are 3 routes to attaining your AS degree...

Kambi in Rhode Island

Updated 4 months ago

Lindsay Jones - 47 Replies

Hi...looking to buy or borrow the Lindsay Jones Review for RRT and Clin Sims. Let me know if you have one or know of someone who is willing to part...

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