The Respiratory Care field offers challenge and mobility. Working as a member of the health care team, Respiratory Care professionals participate in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with diseases of the heart and lungs. Graduates of the Ferris program will be prepared to give patients both emergency and long-term life support in a continually changing environment.

Employment opportunities include critical ventilatory management, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, pulmonary function testing, neonatal and pediatric respiratory care as well as home care. Prospects for the future are excellent.