Respiratory therapists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with heart, lung and sleep disorders. They work with a wide variety of patients, from premature infants to the elderly. They provide services in many settings including hospitals, clinics, physician offices, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers. Many are also taking advantage of growing opportunities in diagnostic sleep labs, cardiac catheterization labs, and in-home health care. Individuals who graduate from the program are employed as clinicians, managers, educators and researchers.