Registered Respiratory Therapist
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Registered Respiratory Therapist Responsibilities
RRTS have many overlapping duties with CRTs, however, they have a higher level of certification and more advanced clinical expertise. Some Registered Respiratory Therapist job duties include:
● The collection of patient samples including sputum, blood, and breath specimens.
● Assistance in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of pulmonary disorders.
● Managing ventilator machines and assisting with intubations.
On top of these duties, Registered Respiratory Therapists may also:
● Be responsible for carrying out treatments.
● Monitor and oversee CRTs and/or respiratory technicians.
Registered Respiratory Therapist Qualifications
An RRT must first become a CRT, which includes passing the Therapist Multiple-Choice (TMC) Examination. If their score is high enough, candidates can become eligible to take the Clinical Simulation (CSE) Examination. Passing both the TMC and CSE qualifies for the RRT certification, which is nationally recognized as the standard of excellence for respiratory care professionals.
Registered Respiratory Therapist Salary Information
On average, Registered Respiratory Therapists earn approximately $68,873 a year. The lower 10 percent earn about $56,858 a year, while the upper 10 percent earns roughly $80,350. One’s years of experience, job location, and any specializations may play a role in determining your salary as an RRT.
Registered Respiratory Therapist Employment Outlook
The rate of growth for the Registered Respiratory Therapist profession is significantly higher than average, even for careers in the medical field. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for RRTs will grow 21 percent by the year 2028.
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Specialty Areas
To raise their salary, job opportunities, and skills, many RRTs will specialize in a specific care area. Some of these specializations include:
- Long-Term Care (Nursing Facilities, Rehab Hospitals, and any facilities that allow for long-term stays)
- Neonatal-Pediatrics Care
- Surface & Air Transport (Assist in Caring for Patients During Emergency Travel Situations)
- Pulmonary Rehab
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