Respiratory Therapy Technicians

General Information

Description

Provide respiratory care under the direction of respiratory therapists and physicians.

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Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
  • Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only)
  • Offices of Physicians

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$51,210

Military salary*

$68,188

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State-by-state Salary

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$70,760
$18,800
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Associate's degree 63%
  • Bachelor's degree 29%
  • Post baccalaureate 6%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Mathematics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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