The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Respiratory Therapist in Temple, Texas is $20.70.
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Job Description for Respiratory Therapist
Respiratory therapists, or RTs, work with people who are experiencing issues with breathing and, often, cardiopulmonary issues. In many cases, their patients include premature infants born without fully developed lungs, as well as children and adults who suffer from problems such as cystic fibrosis, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Generally, a respiratory therapist meets with a patient and examines them; after discussing the results of the exam with a physician, they th…Read more
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Skills that pay less than market rate include Patient Education, Critical Care, Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU), Acute Care and Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
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Employees with Respiratory Therapist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 72.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (47.5% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (39.9% more).
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