Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Job Description

Working as an RRT, you’ll be assisting and treating patients suffering from breathing or cardiopulmonary disorders. This can include lung cancer patients, victims of a heart attack or stroke, and even premature infants and people with asthma. Mostly, Registered Respiratory Therapists evaluate lung capacity, perform chest physiotherapy, and monitor patient cardiopulmonary systems using diagnostic equipment and other analytic procedures. Working with other medical professionals like physicians and nurses, RRTs examine patients of all ages with varying health conditions in terms of severity.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 report, RRTs median annual salaries were $57,790, with most professionals earning anywhere from $41,970 to $80,440 a year. From now until 2024, the projected job growth for RRTs is 12% — a rate that is much higher than most other professions!

Education Requirements for Becoming an RRT

To start, respiratory therapists need at least an associate’s degree for entry-level jobs, but some positions will require more advanced schooling and either a bachelor’s or master’s degree. The core education of an RRT consists of extensive courses in chemistry, biology, anatomy, and physiology. Some of the more advanced coursework students encounter includes cardiopulmonary diagnostics and pulmonary rehabilitation. Beyond this, the capstone requirements of most programs are that students receive clinical experience with respiratory therapy techniques under professional supervision.

Becoming an RRT also requires licensing requirements, as well as background checks in that many work with children and the elderly. A common requirement for licensure is receiving a certification from the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC), an organization that offers two major licenses:

Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Credential - Covers knowledge of patient care, equipment handling, and quality control for those with at least an associate’s degree after passing the qualifying exam.

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Credential - Must be a CRT, meet the educational and experience requirements, and pass two exams. Covers topics in analysis, clinical procedures, and data collection.

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Oct 18, 2017

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Soliant Health - Santa Fe, NM

Travel Respiratory Therapist is wanted in New Mexico. Well known for its natural beauty and historic culture. Explore the breath-taking views in a hot air balloon or enjoy a sunrise at one of its nationally recognized parks. This assignment would be a treat to call home for the next 13 weeks....
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Club Staffing - Sun City, AZ

SHIFT: 3 travelers for 6a-6p and 3 travelers for 6p-6a. Weekend Rotation: As required by department. Call Duty: As required by department.The role of the registered respiratory therapist (ERT) is to assist certified respiratory therapists and other healthcare professionals in the care of patients needing improved respiratory function.
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Club Staffing - New Orleans, LA

RRT/CRT needed ASAP for 13 weeks @ Touro Infirmary in New Orleans, LAThe role of the registered respiratory therapist (ERT) is to assist certified respiratory therapists and other healthcare professionals in the care of patients needing improved respiratory function.
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing - New Orleans, LA

MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Respiratory Therapist for a contract with one of our top healthcare clients.Benefits of being a MedPro EmployeeThe MedPro Experience program – we embrace and celebrate all our healthcare professionals!Immediate access to the industry's best recruiters and...
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TotalMed Staffing - Wenatchee, WA

Job DetailsCardiopulmonary Respiratory TherapyShift is 2130 - 0600Wenatchee, WAPack your bags! TotalMed Staffing is looking for a Cardiopulmonary Respiratory Therapy. Although you may be traveling to a different state, our committed recruiters will make sure you never feel far from home!The staff at TotalMed is dedicated to ensuring each caregiver...
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CompHealth - Richland, WA

Respiratory Therapist needed for hospital setting in WA. Candidates with strong ICU experience are encouraged to apply.November Start Date12 Hour Night ShiftsMust Have NICU ExperienceFirst day comprehensive medical insurance, domestic partner benefit and 401(K)Full service licensing department covers all fees and document processingFurnished housing and travel arrangements24/7 access...
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Med Travelers - Albany, GA

SHIFT/HOURS/GWW: NO GWW. Days 0645-1915The role of the registered respiratory therapist (ERT) is to assist certified respiratory therapists and other healthcare professionals in the care of patients needing improved respiratory function.
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing - Wenatchee, WA

MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Respiratory Therapist for a contract with one of our top healthcare clients.Benefits of being a MedPro EmployeeThe MedPro Experience program – we embrace and celebrate all our healthcare professionals!Immediate access to the industry's best recruiters and...
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Anders Group - ALBANY, GA

Anders Group is looking for a qualified Registered Respiratory Therapist(RRT) to fill a current need in Albany, GA. This RRT should have 2+ years of recent experience for this 13 week assignment. The Respiratory Therapist will be responsible for setting up and operating devices such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration...
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Club Staffing - Wenatchee, WA

SHIFT: Traveler # 1 for Shift is 2130 - 0600. Traveler #2 for 12 hour days, and Traveler #3 for 12 hour nights.The role of the registered respiratory therapist (ERT) is to assist certified respiratory therapists and other healthcare professionals in the care of patients needing improved respiratory function.
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Soliant Health - Ithaca, NY

There is an available RRT position at this hospital near Ithaca, NY.  The position would prefer one year of experience in RRT. The assignment is for 13 weeks and starts on July 10th. ACLS, BLS, and New York state license is required. Ithaca is right next to the Pennsylvania...
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Oct 17, 2017

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TaleMed - CA

Pay packages are customized to each healthcare professionals needs. A total package based on 36 hours per week guaranteed has a pay range of $1,100-$1,800 each week after taxes. Day and night shift positions available. TaleMed, Please see our Agency Profile for our full list of benefits.
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Anders Group - NEW ORLEANS, LA

Anders Group is looking for a qualified Registered Respiratory Therapist(RRT) to fill a current need in New Orleans, LA. This RRT should have 2+ years of recent experience for this 13 week assignment. The Respiratory Therapist will be responsible for setting up and operating devices such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas...
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TaleMed - KY

Pay packages are customized to each healthcare professionals needs. A total package based on 36 hours per week guaranteed has a pay range of $1,100-$1,800 each week after taxes. Day and night shift positions available. TaleMed, Please see our Agency Profile for our full list of benefits.
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TaleMed - CT

Pay packages are customized to each healthcare professionals needs. A total package based on 36 hours per week guaranteed has a pay range of $1,100-$1,800 each week after taxes. Day and night shift positions available. TaleMed, Please see our Agency Profile for our full list of benefits.
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Soliant Health - Pueblo, CO

This Pueblo, Colorado hospital is seeking to hire a Registered Respiratory Therapist traveler for a 13-week contract. They are looking for a RRT who has at least 1 year of experience.  You must have your CO licensure in order to be considered. Stipends for housing and meals...
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TotalMed Staffing - Medford, OR

Job DetailsNeonatal Respiratory Therapy6:45am - 7:15pmMedford, ORPack your bags! TotalMed Staffing is looking for a Neonatal Respiratory Therapy. Although you may be traveling to a different state, our committed recruiters will make sure you never feel far from home!The staff at TotalMed is dedicated to ensuring each caregiver...
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Anders Group - AUSTIN, TX

Anders Group is looking for a qualified Registered Respiratory Therapist(RRT) to fill a current need in Austin, TX. This RRT should have 2+ years of recent experience for this 13 week assignment. The Respiratory Therapist will be responsible for setting up and operating devices such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration...
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CompHealth - , GA

Nationally-recognized medical center, located northeast of Atlanta, has needs for full-time Respiratory Therapists. Must be RRT. Experience required. Open positions will focus on NICU caseload or general adults. Day and Night shift schedules available. Offering great benefits and career stability. Facility is located within an hour of Atlanta, GA and...
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TotalMed Staffing - Los Angeles, CA

Job DetailsRespiratory TherapyRotatingLos Angeles, CAPack your bags! TotalMed Staffing is looking for a Respiratory Therapy. Although you may be traveling to a different state, our committed recruiters will make sure you never feel far from home!The staff at TotalMed is dedicated to ensuring each caregiver has success in all...
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