Respiratory Therapist

Code: 29-1126.00

Also known as: Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Respiratory Therapist, Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT), Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP), Respiratory Therapist (RT), Staff Respiratory Therapist, Staff Therapist

Description: If you have breathing problems, such as asthma, you might see a Respiratory Therapist to administer treatment. These healthcare professionals work with clients suffering from respiratory problems and diseases, such as emphysema, as well as those recovering from shock or heart attacks. Respiratory Therapists need at least an Associate's degree. Some may earn a bachelor's degree to stay competitive. They are required to be licensed in all states, except Alaska.

Respiratory Therapist

Typical wages

10% $45,940
25% $54,170
Median $62,810
75% $75,950
90% $89,170
10% $22.09
25% $26.05
Median $30.2
75% $36.52
90% $42.87

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 9,200