Respiratory Therapy Programs in Montana - MT

‘Montana’, named after the Spanish word that refers to ‘mountain’, is also known as the “treasure-state” as this state has a rich history involving many tribes of the Native Americans. It has the third lowest population density in the United States. Its economy depends on mining, ranching and tourism among many others. Respiratory therapists in this state are well in demand as there are obvious respiratory ailments that the population is prone to. This is even more so as there are numerous rock and coal mining sites. The terrain is rocky and people are exposed to different densities of air due to constant change in altitudes. This also leads to respiratory ailments for the people of Montana. It is for these reasons, primarily, that Respiratory Therapists are in demand in the state of Montana.

Candidates for Montana respiratory therapy schools must have had a high school education. Candidates must have also graduated with a diploma or equivalent.  Following high school graduation, the basic requirement to be a respiratory therapist is an Associate Degree. This is obtained by completing a course offered by a school accredited by CoARC. An externship may be required for the candidate to complete the course effectively. If the candidate wishes to be able to proceed or advance in the field of respiratory care, they must also complete either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at an accredited school. This opens a wider spectrum of job opportunities for the candidate. This also enables the candidate to become a licensed independent practitioner in the state of Montana.

Through campus or online programs, aspiring Respiratory Therapists in Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Butte, Bozeman and Helena, Montana may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, Kalispell Regional Medical Center, Northern Montana Hospital and St. Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center.

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