Outlook

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.
TOP STATES
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
BOTTOM STATES
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