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Total Workforce
117,261
Average Age
43.6
Estimated Job Growth
23.4%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$54,960
Average Male Salary
$62,472
Average Female Salary
$50,891

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Respiratory therapists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Hospitals is the industry that employs the most Respiratory therapists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Respiratory therapists, by average wage, is Other health care services. Respiratory therapists are paid most in Easley & Clemson Cities PUMA, SC but are relatively concentrated in Cumberland Valley Area Development District (South) PUMA, KY.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Respiratory therapists in the US. The average age of male Respiratory therapists in the workforce is 45.3 and of female Respiratory therapists is 42.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Respiratory therapists is White.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Respiratory therapists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Respiratory therapists is Health but a relatively high number of Respiratory therapists hold a major in Agriculture.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Respiratory therapists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Respiratory therapists need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Speaking, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Respiratory therapists need more than the average amount of Science, Equipment Maintenance, and Equipment Selection.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Respiratory therapists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Respiratory therapists are expected to see a growth of 23.4% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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