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Respiratory Therapy Careers and Jobs

Select, Find and Prepare for Respiratory Therapy Careers and Jobs - all on one page


4 Steps to Use This Page: 1-Explore Careers of Intrerest 2-See Job Listings Matched to Career 3-Prepare for the Career 4-See External Career Resources

Here is a more detailed 3-minute Helper Video External Link.

This page will take you through 4 steps to (1) Select from Respiratory Therapy careers/jobs, (2) Find Respiratory Therapy job listings, (3) Prepare for Respiratory Therapy careers, and (4) Provide Respiratory Therapy career-specific resources.

Step 1: Select a Career/Job: This page starts with 4 ways for you to identify and select from listings of Respiratory Therapy careers/jobs:
A) Fastest Growing Respiratory Therapy Careers - 2020 to 2030 (est.)
These listings are based on job growth estimates and helps you to identify the fastest growing and evolving Respiratory Therapy careers. Some careers may not initially seem related to Respiratory Therapy, so relevant Respiratory Therapy jobs are listed alongside each listing. This can also help us to identify which careers (bottom of the listing) may have negative growth - perhaps due to automation or planned obsolescence.
B) Median Annual Salary U.S. Respiratory Therapy Careers
These listings are sorted (descending) by median annual salary in the U.S. This may help us to identify our ideal career. We may not qualify at this time for the desired career, but this listing and the results provided can help us to explore job details, as well as learn how to appropriately prepare for the career.
C) Respiratory Therapy Career Ladders (Educational Requirements)
These listings will help us to identify Respiratory Therapy careers sorted by educational requirements (with the most difficult to obtain listed first). This may help us to identify career ladders (as we scroll down the list), and help us to get jobs that we qualify for now.
D) Select From a Listing of 32 Respiratory Therapy Jobs.
The list may be quite long. There are two ways you might like to use this list:
1) Filter - As you enter a word, you will filter (limit) the list of jobs
2) Browse the list (Don't Filter) - You can simply explore the list of jobs. There may be many that you might never have considered to be of interest.
Once you have identified an job of interest, simply click on it.

Step 2: Find a Job: After you have selected a career/job above, you will see current jobs listings. You can change the location, distance from location and recency as desired. Each of the listings will link to a current job opening.

Job listings (based on your criteria) can be sent daily to your inbox, so you always have access to the latest opportunities. Complete the short form to start - you can opt out anytime.

Step 3: Prepare For a Career: In this section you will gain access to detailed information to help you prepare for the chosen career. Information may include (not every career choice includes all of the elements below - updates occur quarterly):
Core and Supplemental Duties: Lists the worker-related tasks performed
General and Specific Work Activities: Summarizes the broad and more specific types of behaviors related to the career
Knowledge Required: Provides the requirements regarding the acquisition of facts and principles
Skills Required: Provides basic skills and cross-functional skills needed
Preparation Required: Provides a summary of the required experience and education
Educational Requirements: Detailed breakdown of the education required
Work Experience Required: Detailed breakdown of the prior work experience required
Local Salary Information: Provides national and local salary ranges
Certifications: Provides appropriate government and private-sector certifications and/or credentials that may be required
Professional Associations: Provides professional associations that are related to the career selected
Job Listings: Provides links to active current job listings for the selected career, along with multiple similar job titles to explore. All details appear on this page
Related Careers to Consider: Lists up to 20 careers that might be of interest to you (related to your initial choice - what they do, what they know, and what they're called), ranked by best fit.

** If you clicked on a link from section D (as described in Step 1 above), you will see one or more links to an occupation that is usually a bit more general than your initial job selection - the link(s) is directly related to the specific job you identified through your prior selections.
*NOTE: It is possible that there may not be a career path identified for the specific job you selected in Step 1. If this is the case, scroll up the page and click on a different career/job.

Step 4: Career-Specific Resources (detailed and constantly updated): Continue to scroll down the page and you will find tabs that provide detailed (updated) links specific to the career you selected. This information includes:
Videos: Provides a listing of video links related to this career. A great way to get a quick overview of the occupation.
Resumes: Sources for resume materials and techniques. This can help to get you started.
Job Description: Sources that provide job descriptions, which are vital to resume and interview preparation.
Interviews: Provides links that can help you to prepare for and successfully complete the job interview. Can also assist with coffee chats.
Step by Step: Provides links to resources that can help to organize the career search process.
LinkedIn: One of the best professional social media sites that provides links, opportunities, and networking specifically for careers and career development.

Step 1 of 4: Select a Career/Job

6 Respiratory Therapy careers are listed below (sorted by Percentage Change in Total Job Openings - 2020 to 2030 est.). Respiratory Therapy-related jobs specific to each career are also provided. This shows which careers are emerging and growing the fastest. Please Scroll and Select below:

Occupations U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030 (% change) Respiratory Therapy-Related Jobs

Medical and Health Services Managers 32.5% Respiratory Therapy Director
Occupation: Medical and Health Services Managers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 32.5% Respiratory Therapy-Related Jobs: Respiratory Therapy Director
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 24.3% Respiratory Care Program Director; Respiratory Therapy Program Director
Occupation: Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 24.3% Respiratory Therapy-Related Jobs: Respiratory Care Program Director; Respiratory Therapy Program Director
Respiratory Therapists 23% Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Respiratory Therapist; Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT); Certified Respiratory Therapist Technician; Charge Respiratory Therapist; Clinical Coordinator of Respiratory Therapy; Core Charge, Respiratory Therapist; Infant Respiratory Therapist; Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist; Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist, Diagnostics (LRRT, Diagnostics); Licensed Certified Respiratory Therapist; Licensed Respiratory Therapist; Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator, Registered Respiratory Therapist (Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator, RRT); Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner; Registered Respiratory Practitioner; Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT); Registered Respiratory Therapist, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator; Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP); Respiratory Therapist (RT); Respiratory Therapist Manager; Respiratory Therapy Director; Staff Registered Respiratory Therapist (Staff RRT); Staff Respiratory Therapist; Student Respiratory Therapist
Occupation: Respiratory Therapists U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 23% Respiratory Therapy-Related Jobs: Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Respiratory Therapist; Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT); Certified Respiratory Therapist Technician; Charge Respiratory Therapist; Clinical Coordinator of Respiratory Therapy; Core Charge, Respiratory Therapist; Infant Respiratory Therapist; Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist; Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist, Diagnostics (LRRT, Diagnostics); Licensed Certified Respiratory Therapist; Licensed Respiratory Therapist; Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator, Registered Respiratory Therapist (Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator, RRT); Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner; Registered Respiratory Practitioner; Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT); Registered Respiratory Therapist, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator; Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP); Respiratory Therapist (RT); Respiratory Therapist Manager; Respiratory Therapy Director; Staff Registered Respiratory Therapist (Staff RRT); Staff Respiratory Therapist; Student Respiratory Therapist
Medical Assistants 18.4% Respiratory Therapist Assistant
Occupation: Medical Assistants U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 18.4% Respiratory Therapy-Related Jobs: Respiratory Therapist Assistant
Medical Equipment Preparers 8.4% Respiratory Therapy Aide
Occupation: Medical Equipment Preparers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 8.4% Respiratory Therapy-Related Jobs: Respiratory Therapy Aide
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 8.1% Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician (CRTT); Director and Therapist in Respiratory; Respiratory Technician; Respiratory Therapist (RT); Respiratory Therapist/Sleep Technician
Occupation: Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 8.1% Respiratory Therapy-Related Jobs: Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician (CRTT); Director and Therapist in Respiratory; Respiratory Technician; Respiratory Therapist (RT); Respiratory Therapist/Sleep Technician

7 Respiratory Therapy careers are listed below (sorted by U.S. National Median Salary). Respiratory Therapy-related jobs specific to each occupation are also provided. Please Scroll and Select below::

Occupations National Median Salary Respiratory Therapy-Related Jobs

Medical and Health Services Managers $ 104,280 Respiratory Therapy Director
Occupation: Medical and Health Services Managers National Median Salary: $ 104,280 Respiratory Therapy-Related Jobs: Respiratory Therapy Director
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $ 99,090 Respiratory Care Program Director; Respiratory Therapy Program Director
Occupation: Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary National Median Salary: $ 99,090 Respiratory Therapy-Related Jobs: Respiratory Care Program Director; Respiratory Therapy Program Director
Nuclear Monitoring Technicians $ 84,190 Radiation Protection Instruments and Respiratory Protection Technician
Occupation: Nuclear Monitoring Technicians National Median Salary: $ 84,190 Respiratory Therapy-Related Jobs: Radiation Protection Instruments and Respiratory Protection Technician
Respiratory Therapists $ 62,810 Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Respiratory Therapist; Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT); Certified Respiratory Therapist Technician; Charge Respiratory Therapist; Clinical Coordinator of Respiratory Therapy; Core Charge, Respiratory Therapist; Infant Respiratory Therapist; Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist; Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist, Diagnostics (LRRT, Diagnostics); Licensed Certified Respiratory Therapist; Licensed Respiratory Therapist; Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator, Registered Respiratory Therapist (Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator, RRT); Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner; Registered Respiratory Practitioner; Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT); Registered Respiratory Therapist, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator; Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP); Respiratory Therapist (RT); Respiratory Therapist Manager; Respiratory Therapy Director; Staff Registered Respiratory Therapist (Staff RRT); Staff Respiratory Therapist; Student Respiratory Therapist
Occupation: Respiratory Therapists National Median Salary: $ 62,810 Respiratory Therapy-Related Jobs: Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Respiratory Therapist; Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT); Certified Respiratory Therapist Technician; Charge Respiratory Therapist; Clinical Coordinator of Respiratory Therapy; Core Charge, Respiratory Therapist; Infant Respiratory Therapist; Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist; Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist, Diagnostics (LRRT, Diagnostics); Licensed Certified Respiratory Therapist; Licensed Respiratory Therapist; Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator, Registered Respiratory Therapist (Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator, RRT); Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner; Registered Respiratory Practitioner; Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT); Registered Respiratory Therapist, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator; Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP); Respiratory Therapist (RT); Respiratory Therapist Manager; Respiratory Therapy Director; Staff Registered Respiratory Therapist (Staff RRT); Staff Respiratory Therapist; Student Respiratory Therapist
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians $ 59,100 Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician (CRTT); Director and Therapist in Respiratory; Respiratory Technician; Respiratory Therapist (RT); Respiratory Therapist/Sleep Technician
Occupation: Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians National Median Salary: $ 59,100 Respiratory Therapy-Related Jobs: Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician (CRTT); Director and Therapist in Respiratory; Respiratory Technician; Respiratory Therapist (RT); Respiratory Therapist/Sleep Technician
Medical Equipment Preparers $ 38,800 Respiratory Therapy Aide
Occupation: Medical Equipment Preparers National Median Salary: $ 38,800 Respiratory Therapy-Related Jobs: Respiratory Therapy Aide
Medical Assistants $ 35,850 Respiratory Therapist Assistant
Occupation: Medical Assistants National Median Salary: $ 35,850 Respiratory Therapy-Related Jobs: Respiratory Therapist Assistant

7 Respiratory Therapy careers are listed (sorted by Education/Preparation Requirements - descending) to provide career ladders. Respiratory Therapy-related jobs specific to each career are also provided.

Education/Preparation Categories:
5 = Usually requires graduate school (e.g., Master's degree, Ph.D., M.D., or J.D.)
4 = Usually requires a four-year Bachelor's degree
3 = Usually requires vocational training, related on-the-job experience, or Associate's degree
2 = Usually requires a high school diploma
1 = May require a high school diploma or GED certificate
Please Scroll and Select below:
Occupations Education/Preparation Respiratory Therapy-Related Jobs

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 5 Respiratory Care Program Director; Respiratory Therapy Program Director
Occupation: Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary Education/Preparation: 5 Respiratory Therapy-Related Jobs: Respiratory Care Program Director; Respiratory Therapy Program Director
Medical and Health Services Managers 4 Respiratory Therapy Director
Occupation: Medical and Health Services Managers Education/Preparation: 4 Respiratory Therapy-Related Jobs: Respiratory Therapy Director
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 3 Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician (CRTT); Director and Therapist in Respiratory; Respiratory Technician; Respiratory Therapist (RT); Respiratory Therapist/Sleep Technician
Occupation: Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians Education/Preparation: 3 Respiratory Therapy-Related Jobs: Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician (CRTT); Director and Therapist in Respiratory; Respiratory Technician; Respiratory Therapist (RT); Respiratory Therapist/Sleep Technician
Medical Assistants 3 Respiratory Therapist Assistant
Occupation: Medical Assistants Education/Preparation: 3 Respiratory Therapy-Related Jobs: Respiratory Therapist Assistant
Nuclear Monitoring Technicians 3 Radiation Protection Instruments and Respiratory Protection Technician
Occupation: Nuclear Monitoring Technicians Education/Preparation: 3 Respiratory Therapy-Related Jobs: Radiation Protection Instruments and Respiratory Protection Technician
Respiratory Therapists 3 Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Respiratory Therapist; Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT); Certified Respiratory Therapist Technician; Charge Respiratory Therapist; Clinical Coordinator of Respiratory Therapy; Core Charge, Respiratory Therapist; Infant Respiratory Therapist; Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist; Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist, Diagnostics (LRRT, Diagnostics); Licensed Certified Respiratory Therapist; Licensed Respiratory Therapist; Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator, Registered Respiratory Therapist (Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator, RRT); Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner; Registered Respiratory Practitioner; Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT); Registered Respiratory Therapist, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator; Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP); Respiratory Therapist (RT); Respiratory Therapist Manager; Respiratory Therapy Director; Staff Registered Respiratory Therapist (Staff RRT); Staff Respiratory Therapist; Student Respiratory Therapist
Occupation: Respiratory Therapists Education/Preparation: 3 Respiratory Therapy-Related Jobs: Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Respiratory Therapist; Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT); Certified Respiratory Therapist Technician; Charge Respiratory Therapist; Clinical Coordinator of Respiratory Therapy; Core Charge, Respiratory Therapist; Infant Respiratory Therapist; Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist; Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist, Diagnostics (LRRT, Diagnostics); Licensed Certified Respiratory Therapist; Licensed Respiratory Therapist; Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator, Registered Respiratory Therapist (Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator, RRT); Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner; Registered Respiratory Practitioner; Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT); Registered Respiratory Therapist, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator; Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP); Respiratory Therapist (RT); Respiratory Therapist Manager; Respiratory Therapy Director; Staff Registered Respiratory Therapist (Staff RRT); Staff Respiratory Therapist; Student Respiratory Therapist
Medical Equipment Preparers 2 Respiratory Therapy Aide
Occupation: Medical Equipment Preparers Education/Preparation: 2 Respiratory Therapy-Related Jobs: Respiratory Therapy Aide

Scroll through the picklist (below). There are 32 specific Respiratory Therapy jobs listed. Select those that may be of interest - you will get active job listing links, along with detailed resources to help you prepare for a career related to that job.
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