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Respiratory Therapists

Assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders.

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Salary Breakdown

Respiratory Therapists

Average

$53,000

ANNUAL

Entry Level

$40,000

ANNUAL

Mid Level

$54,500

ANNUAL

Expert Level

$69,000

ANNUAL


Projected Jobs

Respiratory Therapists

4,840

Projected job openings through 2028


Sample Career Roadmap

Respiratory Therapists

Degree Recommendations


Top Expected Tasks

Respiratory Therapists


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Respiratory Therapists

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

KNOWLEDGE

Medicine and Dentistry

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

KNOWLEDGE

Education and Training

KNOWLEDGE

Psychology

SKILL

Active Listening

SKILL

Critical Thinking

SKILL

Monitoring

SKILL

Speaking

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

ABILITY

Oral Expression

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

ABILITY

Inductive Reasoning

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

ABILITY

Deductive Reasoning


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