What Does A Respiratory Therapist Do?
Respiratory therapists help people who have difficulty breathing, such as infants with underdeveloped lungs or adults with lung disease or another chronic lung-related problem. Make sure to use the search box to find Jennifer’s video!
How Do I Become A Respiratory Therapist?
Completing a two-year college program in respiratory therapy is required for this line of work. A four-year bachelor’s degree may be required by some employers.
What is the Average Salary For A Respiratory Therapist?
High – 86,000
Median – 61,000
Low – 43,000
What Courses Should I Take To Become A Respiratory Therapist?
- Science – As much as possible, including biology and psychology!
- Math – As much as possible!
- English – As much as possible!
- Public Speaking
What Is The Work Environment For A Respiratory Therapist?
Most respiratory therapists work in hospitals, but some do work in nursing care facilities, and doctor’s offices.
What Is The Future Outlook For A Respiratory Therapist?
The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada