Respiratory Care

Respiratory Care Careers

Graduates find employment in a variety of settings including:

  • acute care hospitals
  • sub-acute and long-term care facilities
  • pulmonary function labs
  • sleep centers
  • home care


Starting Wages: $40,000 - $48,000 per year*

Respiratory therapist is one of the fastest growing occupations in Iowa.

*Source: Iowa Workforce Development


Allen Memorial Hospital Waterloo, IA
American Home Patient All locations in Iowa & Wisconsin
Harmony House Health Care Center Waterloo, IA
Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN
Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa Mason City, IA
Midwest Sleep Services Waterloo, IA
Sumner Memorial Hospital Sumner, IA
University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics Iowa City, IA
Wheaton Franciscan Hospitals Waterloo, IA
Cedar Falls, IA

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Linda Butler
Grundy Hall 135
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Program Advisors

Jamie Bute
Grundy Hall 184
319-296-2329 ext.1919
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Becky Kibbee
Grundy Hall 184
319-296-2329 ext.1336
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