The Respiratory Therapy career offer at St. Augustine College has a 0.3% unemployment, a workforce of 100,000, an average annual income of $ 58,670, and a 23.4% projection of employment growth between 2016 and 2026, according to the website 24/7 Wall St, a Delaware corporation which runs a financial news and opinion company with content delivered over the Internet. The company’s articles are republished by many of the largest news sites and portals, including MSN Money, Yahoo! Finance, MarketWatch,, USAToday, and The Huffington Post. 

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Best rankings 

According to U.S.News, Respiratory Therapists rank #16 in Best Health Care Jobs. Jobs are ranked according to their ability to offer an elusive mix of factors. 

Respiratory Therapists are ranked: 

#16 in Best Health Care Jobs  

#21 in The 100 Best Jobs 

According to this publication, in 2016 respiratory therapists made a median salary of $58,670. The BLS reports that the highest-paid made more than $81,550, and the lowest-paid earned less than $42,490.  

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Respiratory Therapy at SAC 

St. Augustine College is one of only two institutions in Chicago that offer the Associate Degree in Applied Science of Respiratory Therapy. We are the only institution that also offers the opportunity to start the program without knowing English. In addition, per the prestigious website, St. Augustine College has a 100% acceptance rate. We are a regionally accredited institution and we have a high percentage of graduates. 

According to the statistics of the N.B.R.C. (National Board of Respiratory Care) ,which administers the RRT licensure exam, 90-100% of St. Augustine College graduates are licensed as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and are able to obtain employment. That is a pride for St. Augustine College and an assurance that our graduates can easily obtain employment in this area of the health field. The Respiratory Therapy Program at St. Augustine College is certified by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).