Assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders. Assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including the supervision of respiratory therapy technicians. Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures; maintain patient records; and select, assemble, check, and operate equipment.
- Job opportunities should be very good.
- Hospitals will account for the vast majority of job openings, but a growing number of openings will arise in other settings.
- An associate degree is the minimum educational requirement, but a bachelor's or master's degree may be important for advancement.
- All States, except Alaska and Hawaii, require respiratory therapists to be licensed.
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