Hi! I was just accepted into nursing school
recently. My husband was planning to go into nursing also, but hasn't been accepted yet. He is considering changing his major to become a Respiratory Therapist. Can anyone tell me if this is a job that is in demand? Is this something where the responsibilities could potentially be taken over by nurses in the future or will this position always be needed? I know the economy is down now, but I have only seen a few RT jobs recently. I also know that the only school with this program in the Portland Metro area is MHCC. Hopefully that means there aren't as many people seeking these positions. I was just hoping for some insight from nurses that work with RT's or know a little more about this. We know that this is a lower paying position, but we want to make sure it is something stable that wont become obsolete with time. Thanks in advance for any help!!!