Respiratory Therapy

Breathe life into your career
Our pulmonary teams treat an average of 10,000* ventilator-dependent patients annually across Select Medical’s network of hospitals.
A male patient wearing a hospital gown and on a ventilator uses the support of a walker and his nurses to walk down the hall.
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We make recovery possible

  • Select Medical is a nationwide leader in ventilator liberation -- the process of discontinuing mechanical breathing support. Our program is guided by board-certified pulmonologists, pulmonary program directors, respiratory therapists, nursing, pharmacists and nutritionists.

    • Mechanical ventilator dependence
    • Chronic lung diseases, (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, emphysema)
    • Neuromuscular disorders
    • Acute respiratory ailments
    • Pneumonia
    • Post-surgical complications
    • Spinal cord injury
    • Stroke
    • Brain injury
    • Metabolic encephalopathy

We prioritize the growth and career success of our colleagues by providing development programs and internal promotion opportunities.

That’s why we offer:

  • A clinical advancement program for Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) and Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)
  • Quarterly incentive bonuses
  • Tuition assistance
  • Student loan payment assistance
Join our Team
Respiratory therapists

Respiratory therapists (RTs) are core to our interdisciplinary team. They work closely with physicians, providing valuable expertise that helps drive successful patient outcomes.

Our RTs also have the opportunity to build relationships with patients and families. They thrive when working with like-minded individuals who are dedicated to providing excellent, compassionate care.

pulmonary ventilator - patient success story - Aqsa Mirza
Our patients say it best
Aqsa's story
In early May, Aqsa Mirza was at home with her parents when she began having an asthma attack. Despite several inhaler treatments, she continued to struggle for breath. The 22-year-old’s family dialed 911. By the time the ambulance arrived at the hospital, Aqsa was unconscious and turning blue.

Ready to advance your career?

Company paid scholarships
Clinical advancement program
Education and mentorship
Student Debt Benefit Program
Nationwide career opportunities
* Current as of 5/1/2024