If I were you I would check on the job websites (indeed.com, career link.com, monster.com,etc.) and see if there are any posting for a respiratory therapist in your area. Also look at the websites for the local hospitals. Be sure to look at what they're asking for some want experience and it may be hard to get a job without. Also you can take it loans. I know ppl think they're the devil and they are but when your in a crunch with school they help and you can pay them back later.