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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LRS Healthcare - Petoskey, MI

Come work at LRS Healthcare, the leading company in our industry. We`re proud of our 4.7 rating on Glassdoor and 4.6 rating on Indeed. We are seeking to hire a talented traveling Registered Respiratory Therapist - RRT to join our existing top-notch team. If you`re a hard-working professional seeking adventure,...
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Convergence Medical Staffing - Plantation, FL

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Triage Staffing LLC. - , WA

Travel Respiratory Therapist WashingtonLocation:         WashingtonStart Date:       8/5/2019Shift Details:   12H Days ( 7:00 AM-7:00 PM )                    &...
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LRS Healthcare - Williamstown, NJ

Come work at LRS Healthcare, the leading company in our industry. We`re proud of our 4.7 rating on Glassdoor and 4.6 rating on Indeed. We are seeking to hire a talented traveling to join our existing top-notch team. If you`re a hard-working professional seeking adventure, LRS Healthcare is a perfect...
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Convergence Medical Staffing - Plantation, FL

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Club Staffing - Petoskey, MI

Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Respiratory Therapist - (RRT)StartDate: 08/05/2019Available Shifts: 12 N Pay Rate: $1250.00 - 1600.00Temp- Perm candidate needed for an RRT opening in MI, to start 13 weeks with 3 night shifts.Required QualificationsREQUIRED SKILLS: You must confirm your traveler is Nicotine Free. Nicotine Testing is required prior to start and your...
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LRS Healthcare - Roanoke, VA

Come work at LRS Healthcare, the leading company in our industry. We`re proud of our 4.7 rating on Glassdoor and 4.6 rating on Indeed. We are seeking to hire a talented traveling Respiratory Services to join our existing top-notch team. If you`re a hard-working professional seeking adventure, LRS Healthcare is...
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LRS Healthcare - Grand Island, NE

Come work at LRS Healthcare, the leading company in our industry. We`re proud of our 4.7 rating on Glassdoor and 4.6 rating on Indeed. We are seeking to hire a talented traveling Respiratory Therapist Reg to join our existing top-notch team. If you`re a hard-working professional seeking adventure, LRS Healthcare...
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Titan Medical - NJ

Will interview and offer quickly!! Several RT's needed in New Jersey!! For more information or to complete an application, please contact Brittney Delgado at 866-332-9600 ext. 1065 or by email at bdelgado@titanmed.com
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Titan Medical - St Louis, MO

3 RRT's needed in St Louis, this will interview and offer quickly!! For more information or to complete an application, please contact Brittney Delgado at 866-332-9600 ext. 1065 or by email at bdelgado@titanmed.com
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LRS Healthcare - Gainesville, GA

Come work at LRS Healthcare, the leading company in our industry. We`re proud of our 4.7 rating on Glassdoor and 4.6 rating on Indeed. We are seeking to hire a talented traveling Respiratory Therapy to join our existing top-notch team. If you`re a hard-working professional seeking adventure, LRS Healthcare is...
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LRS Healthcare - Watertown, WI

Come work at LRS Healthcare, the leading company in our industry. We`re proud of our 4.7 rating on Glassdoor and 4.6 rating on Indeed. We are seeking to hire a talented traveling Registered Resp Therapist to join our existing top-notch team. If you`re a hard-working professional seeking adventure, LRS Healthcare...
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LRS Healthcare - Montrose, CO

Come work at LRS Healthcare, the leading company in our industry. We`re proud of our 4.7 rating on Glassdoor and 4.6 rating on Indeed. We are seeking to hire a talented traveling Respiratory Therapy to join our existing top-notch team. If you`re a hard-working professional seeking adventure, LRS Healthcare is...
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LRS Healthcare - Lincoln City, OR

Come work at LRS Healthcare, the leading company in our industry. We`re proud of our 4.7 rating on Glassdoor and 4.6 rating on Indeed. We are seeking to hire a talented traveling Respiratory Therapy to join our existing top-notch team. If you`re a hard-working professional seeking adventure, LRS Healthcare is...
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LRS Healthcare - Anchorage, AK

Come work at LRS Healthcare, the leading company in our industry. We`re proud of our 4.7 rating on Glassdoor and 4.6 rating on Indeed. We are seeking to hire a talented traveling Respiratory Therapist to join our existing top-notch team. If you`re a hard-working professional seeking adventure, LRS Healthcare is...
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Med Travelers - Tavares, FL

Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Respiratory Therapist - (RRT)StartDate: 07/15/2019Available Shifts: 12 D Pay Rate: $1250.00 - 1600.00EXCLUSIVE ACCOUNTRequired QualificationsRRTPALS REQUIREDCERNER EXPERIENCE NICOTINE FREE FACILITYPreferred QualificationsRECENT HOSPITAL EXPEREINCEFacility LocationPacked with world-class entertainment and home to the nation’s most sophisticated theme parks, there’s never a dull moment in fun-filled Florida. Whether you’...
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LRS Healthcare - Chicago, IL

Come work at LRS Healthcare, the leading company in our industry. We`re proud of our 4.7 rating on Glassdoor and 4.6 rating on Indeed. We are seeking to hire a talented traveling Respiratory Therapy to join our existing top-notch team. If you`re a hard-working professional seeking adventure, LRS Healthcare is...
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Triage Staffing LLC. - Lincoln City, OR

Travel Respiratory Therapist Lincoln City, ORLocation:         Lincoln City, ORStart Date:       8/5/2019Shift Details:   12H Nights ( 7:00 PM-7:00 AM )                &...
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Convergence Medical Staffing - Denver, CO

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Convergence Medical Staffing - Denver, CO

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