Career Outlook for Respiratory Therapists

Also known as: Certified Respiratory Therapist, CRT, Inhalation Therapist, Oxygen Therapist, Registered Respiratory Therapist, Respiratory Therapist, RRT
The overall job outlook for Respiratory Therapist careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 19.62 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 3.27 percent per year. Demand for Respiratory Therapists is expected to go up, with an expected 18,830 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 2.15 percent over the next few years.
States with the most Respiratory Therapists
There are currently more Respiratory Therapists in the following states
California
12,570
Texas
9,890
Florida
6,450
New York
5,810
Ohio
5,460
Pennsylvania
4,790
Illinois
4,210
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Respiratory Therapists
Alaska
170
Vermont
170
North Dakota
210
Wyoming
250
District of Columbia
290
South Dakota
300
Rhode Island
340

FASTEST JOB GROWTH

In recent years, Respiratory Therapists have the highest job vacancies and job growth rate in the following states
Wyoming
47.06%
New Hampshire
40.54%
Alabama
28.48%
Hawaii
28.13%
Tennessee
27.13%
Montana
24.14%
Minnesota
24.00%

SLOWEST JOB GROWTH

The following states have had the lowest job openings and growth rates for this career in recent years
Idaho
-20.83%
District of Columbia
-17.14%
Rhode Island
-17.07%
Maine
-11.11%
Arizona
-11.02%
Vermont
-10.53%
Arkansas
-9.80%

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