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Respiratory Therapists

Care for patients with breathing problems.

Quick Facts


Well above the statewide median
$40.75 / hour    Read more about wages


Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  23%    Read more about outlook


Associate's degree is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Maintain medical facility records.
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments.
  • Implement advanced life support techniques.
  • Treat chronic diseases or disorders.
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Job Title Examples:

Certified Respiratory Therapist
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Respiratory Care Practitioner

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