Respiratory care is a professionally and personally rewarding career with a balanced blend of technology and patient interaction. As an important member of the health care team, Respiratory Therapists work under the medical direction of doctors to treat all types of patients with heart and lung disorders.
Combining our credit-by-examination test-prep program with an online or campus-based respiratory therapy program allows you to complete the program faster and easier.
We’ll help you get maximum credit for your past courses or work experience and create a custom plan to finish your degree.
Our short and easy live, teacher-led online classes will prepare you to test-out of your selected classes.
Take the exam at one of 1,900 testing centers. Arrive with confidence knowing Achieve students have a 93%* pass rate.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean salary for Respiratory Therapists was $62,500 in 2018.
In addition, the job outlook is projected to grow 19% through 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Some RT’s earn in excess of $78,000. A career as an RT can also lead
The demand has never been higher, so job stability is excellent. As a Respiratory Therapist, you can help people and make a lasting and meaningful difference in the lives of others.
This Respiratory Therapy Program can be completed in as little as 20 months, quicker than most occupations in the medical field. With CNA to Respiratory Therapist and Medical Assistant to Respiratory Therapy programs we can help almost anyone earn their degree faster using Credit-by-Exam.
With our program, you’ll be able to test-out of many of the required college classes instead of taking them. This means you can get the same credit for full semester-long courses in as little as 4 weekly test prep sessions and taking one exam.
You even get to skip all that college homework, quizzes, and group projects. You know where you want to go, we can get you there faster!
You can attend our test-prep classes at one of our 69 local campuses or take the same classes virtually, online with live teachers.
You get the convenience of learning from home but, still, get the same interaction with live teachers and other students that you would in a local class.
"With Achieve's teaching, guidance and support, I was able to achieve my goal of becoming an RN! You can do it too. If you would like to speak with me about my experiences, please feel free to contact me."
– Lisa Brown – New Jersey
"I worked 30+ hours a week and have two small children so I’ve found that this program and the way it’s set up, was a blessing for me. The staff and teachers were so supportive. With Achieve, I passed every exam the first time-usually with an A or B grade."
– Maryann Hendricks - Pennsylvania
"The delivery of the virtual classes was great, and I could watch the virtual classes over again to make sure I really understood everything. I was able to pick and choose the most convenient approach - Live online or Live in-person. It allowed me to be in the driver’s seat on choosing my path. I am thrilled to share my experience."
– Julian Moreno – New Jersey