Respiratory Therapy Technician

Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT), Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician (CRTT)   More Names
In-Home Therapist, Life Support Technician, Medical Technician, Oxygen Equipment Technician, Oxygen Therapy Technician, Pulmonary Function Technician (PF Technician), Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT), Registered Respiratory Technician, Registered Respiratory Therapist (Staff), Respiratory Care Assistant (RCA), Respiratory Care Technician, Respiratory Director, Respiratory Supervisor, Respiratory Support Technician, Respiratory Technician, Respiratory Therapist Assistant, Respiratory Therapy Assistant, Respiratory Therapy Technician (RTT), Respiratory Therapy Technicians
Description

Note: The respiratory therapy technician career is in transition. As a result, if you are interested in pursuing a career at the entry-level in the field of respiratory therapy, you are advised to view the profile of respiratory therapist.

Over the past decade, most healthcare employers that used to hire respiratory therapy technicians are now instead preferring to hire respiratory therapists who have an Associate's degree and who are state licensed (49 of the 50 states and District of Columbia require such licensing).

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Job Growth and Wages
Percent Job Growth:  
-19% - Decline rapidly
Typical Wages (National):  
Annual: $40,040 - $60,730    Hourly: $19 - $29
Physical/Medical/Health Requirements

No specifc requirement is identified at this time.

Legal Requirements
General/Nationwide
State-Specific
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Career Snapshot

Typical Education:

Associate's Degree (High School + 2 or more Years)
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Percent Job Growth:

-19% - Decline rapidly
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Typical Wages:

Annual: $40,040 - $60,730

Hourly: $19 - $29