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 https://www.nbrc.org/ (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 - Brenham, TX

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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LRS Healthcare - Shreveport, LA

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 Resp Care Practitioner Therapist Reg - Generalist to join our existing top-notch team. If you`re a hard-working professional...
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FlexCare Medical Staffing - San Diego, CA

FlexCare is a nationwide leader in the staffing of travel nurses and clinicians. With access to thousands of facilities around the country, our mission is to deliver premier travel staffing solutions with integrity and transparency. FlexCare’s exceptional service and reputation make it one of the most awarded healthcare staffing...
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FlexCare Medical Staffing - Scottsbluff, NE

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FlexCare Medical Staffing - Tarzana, CA

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FlexCare Medical Staffing - Overland Park, KS

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Preferred Healthcare Staffing - Lincoln City, OR

Respiratory Therapist – Acute Care Acute Care Facilities in Lincoln City, OR are looking for Respiratory Therapists to join their team for a 91 -day travel assignment with the possibility to extend. Typical procedures performed in the unit include: medication administration, breathing treatments, oxygen management, ventilator management, and trach care management....
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Pulse Clinical Alliance - Cheyenne, WY

Pulse Clinical Alliance is a Healthcare Consultancy offering exciting Travel, Per Diem, Locums, and Long-term Assignments in Nursing, Allied Health, Advanced Practice and CRNAs. We currently have open positions in Cardiopulmonary Respiratory Therapy Cheyenne WY with an approximate start date of 09/30/2019.
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Pulse Clinical Alliance - Lincoln City, OR

Pulse Clinical Alliance is a Healthcare Consultancy offering exciting Travel, Per Diem, Locums, and Long-term Assignments in Nursing, Allied Health, Advanced Practice and CRNAs. We currently have open positions in Cardiopulmonary Respiratory Therapy Lincoln City OR with an approximate start date of 11/11/2019.
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LRS Healthcare - Elkhart, IN

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 RRT to join our existing top-notch team. If you`re a hard-working professional seeking adventure, LRS Healthcare is a...
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LRS Healthcare - Urbana, 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 Resp 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 - Urbana, 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 Resp 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 - 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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LRS Healthcare - Everett, WA

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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LRS Healthcare - Seattle, WA

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 RRT to join our existing top-notch team. If you`re a hard-working professional seeking adventure, LRS Healthcare is a...
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Med Travelers - Urbana, IL

Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Respiratory Therapist - (RRT)StartDate: 10/09/2019Available Shifts: 12 N Pay Rate: $1250.00 - 1600.00IL facility in need of an RRT for 13 weeks, will work day shift.Required QualificationsREQUIRED SKILLS: RRT, IL lic, BLS, 1 year, EPIC, ACLS, NRP,PALSPreferred Qualificationsno preferred qualificationsAbout the FacilityThis healthcare group offers award winning healthcare...
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Skyline Med Staff - Rapid City, SD

Skyline Med Staff is looking for the most talented allied health and therapy professionals in the industry to fill travel and local contract assignments. Skyline Med Staff offers it's traveling professionals one of the most competitive pay packages in the industry as well as unparalleled customer service.We live by...
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Club Staffing - Eureka, CA

Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Respiratory Therapist - (RRT)StartDate: 11/04/2019Available Shifts: 12 D Pay Rate: $1250.00 - 1600.003+ year's experienceRequired QualificationsACLS, BLS, PALS, NRPCA LicensePreferred Qualifications3+ year's experienceAbout the FacilitySince 1920, this not-for-profit hospital has offered comprehensive services including an accredited Cancer Program, Women's and Children's Services in the Childbirth Center—which features the only...
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FlexCare Medical Staffing - Peoria, IL

FlexCare is a nationwide leader in the staffing of travel nurses and clinicians. With access to thousands of facilities around the country, our mission is to deliver premier travel staffing solutions with integrity and transparency. FlexCare’s exceptional service and reputation make it one of the most awarded healthcare staffing...
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FlexCare Medical Staffing - Peoria, IL

FlexCare is a nationwide leader in the staffing of travel nurses and clinicians. With access to thousands of facilities around the country, our mission is to deliver premier travel staffing solutions with integrity and transparency. FlexCare’s exceptional service and reputation make it one of the most awarded healthcare staffing...
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