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Respiratory Therapists

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. 

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Growth Rate Click for more information on Growth rate 2.7%
Openings Per Year Click for more information on Employment outlook 546
Wages
Median Hourly Click for more information on Entry Level Wage $33.00 per hour
Average Click for more information on Average Wage $68,720 per year
Education Needed Click for more information on Education needed Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. 
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