Respiratory Therapy Jobs in Columbus and information on what makes Columbus a great place to live and work!
Columbus is the capital and the largest city of Ohio. Annual festivities in Columbus include the Ohio State Fair, one of the largest state fairs in the country, as well as the Columbus Arts Festival and the Jazz and Ribs Festival, both of which occur on the downtown riverfront. ComFest, short for "Community Festival" is an immense three-day gathering in Goodale Park. With art vendors and live musicians on multiple stages, hundreds of local social and political organizations, body painting and beer, it’s a good time for all. Coinciding with the weekend of ComFest is the large Gay Pride Parade, reflective of the sizeable gay population in Columbus. Another notable festival is the Hot Times festival, held annually in Columbus’s historic Olde Towne East neighborhood – a celebration of music, arts, food, and diversity. With all these festivals and parties, you are sure to find something to do in your downtime during your next respiratory therapy assignment in Columbus.
Located in Franklin Park is the Franklin Park Conservatory, a botanical garden which opened in 1895. The Center of Science and Industry is a large science museum located on the west bank of the Scioto River. The Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District includes over 60 community gardens, as well as many farmers markets featuring local foods. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is world renowned for its collections that include lowland gorillas, manatees, Siberian tigers, cheetahs, and kangaroos.
There are numerous large concert venues in Columbus which host various cultural events. The city also has a number of theatres downtown which round out the city’s music performance spaces. For the sports fans, Columbus has professional sports teams in hockey, soccer, arena football, and minor league baseball. Come find out for yourself all that Columbus has to offer when you take your next respiratory therapy job here.
Respiratory therapists work under the supervision of physicians to administer prescribed respiratory therapy to patients with chronic illnesses such as asthma or emphysema. They also assist in emergencies such as heart failure, drowning, or shock when life-support treatment is needed.