Career of the Month: An Interview with Respiratory Therapist John D. Hiserby: Megan Sullivan

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Whether treating newborns for breathing disorders, helping patients with asthma, or diagnosing sleep disorders, respiratory therapists help people breathe easier. Today, as President of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), Respiratory Therapist John D. Hiser is passionate about his role in getting people the care they need. Students will be intrigued by Hiser's rewarding career, and many will be able to identify with him because when he was in high school, he didn't know what he wanted to be when he grew up.

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  • on Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:21 AM

There are many areas in which a respiration therapist can work from neonatal areas of a hospital to medical helicopters that transport sick or injured patients from one location to another. This gentleman, at the time this interview was written was president of the American Association of Respiratory Care. This career can start with a two year associates degree or involve a four year college degree but both levels require passing a national qualifying exam.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

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