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Credentialing and Licensure for Respiratory Therapists

 
Respiratory Care Helping People

You've worked hard studying, earning high marks on exams, excelling in the labs, and receiving rave reviews during your internship. With your respiratory therapist degree in hand, you are eager to get into the hospital, but there's one last step. Many states require credentials to earn your licenses to practice.

Respiratory Therapists are Key Members of the Neonatal & Pediatric Intensive Care Teams

 
Premature Baby Respiratory care

They're the smallest patients a respiratory therapist may ever encounter - premature babies. These babies enter the world early and often need a bit more care. Their first weeks may be entirely in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and it is there the respiratory therapist becomes a key player in the child's early life.

Respiratory Therapists Work with COPD Patients

 
Adult Suffering with COPD

More than 12 million people in the United States are suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Respiratory Therapists Have an Important Role when Caring for Patients with Asthma

 
Respiratory therapy asthma treatment

One in 12 people have asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That's roughly 25 million people in the United States or, if you child has a kindergarten class of 24, chances are two of them suffer from asthma.

What is the Typical Day for A Respiratory Therapist?

 
Respiratory Therapist helping a child breathe

A respiratory therapist works to keep his/her patients breathing. Their patients could include premature infants with underdeveloped lungs, children with cystic fibrosis, or adults with asthma. While a typical day for a respiratory therapist depends on the patients they help and the settings they work in, a few aspects remain the same: location and responsibilities.

Respiratory Therapy as a Career is Expected to Grow 19%

 
respiratory therapist asthma

One in 12 Americans suffer from asthma. This, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, includes one in 10 children. That is a lot of children unable to play tag with friends, sports, or even enjoy a sunny summer day. This is just one respiratory disease that affects the population. Isn't it time that we all breathe a little bit easier?

Database Administrator Jobs are Expected to Grow 31 Percent

 
Oracle Database Administrator

If you work in IT or you want to work in IT but can’t settle on a specialty, you can’t really go wrong with database administration. From a pure job-growth perspective, anyway, the field is skyrocketing. This is what the country’s authority of jobs and job growth, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, has to say about it: “Employment of database administrators is projected to grow 31 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.”

How to Become an Oracle Database Administrator

 
How to become an Oracle DBA

The business world is driven by information. Regardless of the industry, collecting and manipulating data efficiently and effectively are key capabilities for any business. Modern database technology allows companies to gather and manipulate data on a scale never before possible. However, this powerful technology is useless without a skilled human component.

What does an Oracle Database Administrator Do?

 
Oracle Database Servers

Because so many companies these days rely on huge databases to power their operations, database administrators are in high demand throughout the country. But even among IT professionals this in-demand field is somewhat shrouded in mystery. What exactly is it that a database administrator does?

How IT Professionals Can Take the Next Career Step as a Database Administrator

 
Oracle Database Administrator

If you are an IT professional desiring to advance your career with a specialization, database administration may be the way to go. Most who work in the IT field are already familiar with what database administrators (DBA) do. But if not, in the simplest terms, database administrators ensure that business stakeholders have the right data when they need it.

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