Respiratory Therapists and Technicians

Employment growth for respiratory therapists is expected to grow at a much faster than average rate through 2018, according to the Department of Labor, despite the fact that efforts to control rising health care costs have reduced the number of job opportunities in hospitals. The employment outlook for respiratory therapy technicians is not as bright, however, with little or no change expected through 2018. Respiratory therapists are increasingly handling the work of technicians, which is creating keen competition for the few jobs that exist.

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