The average hourly pay for a Respiratory Therapist with Acute Care skills in Shreveport, Louisiana is $21.49.
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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 in Critical Care, Emergency Room (ER), Patient Education and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
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Employees with Respiratory Therapist in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 51.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (27.3% more) and Tampa, Florida (24.3% more).
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