"I have never been prouder to be a Respiratory Therapist than at this moment. When you see patients results and know that you have made a difference, nothing is more satisfying." Gwinnett Tech's Respiratory Care program prepared me to take an active role in providing care to patients with heart and lung disorders. "I decided to enter the Respiratory field for job security. Respiratory Therapists have been in high demand for many years and will be in the years to come. It's a challenging profession, but it offers a good salary and growth opportunity." Shantel is currently at Piedmont Athens Regional and a PRN at Saint Mary's Hospital in Athens, Ga. She graduated from Gwinnett Tech in 2020.