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United States Government Projected Job Growth:
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of respiratory therapists is expected to increase faster than average over the next decade.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) lists Respiratory Care as among the fastest growing professions.
How Does the Job Market Look for Respiratory Therapists?
The need for RTs is growing due to:
- large increase in the elderly population
- environmental impact on diseases such as asthma, smoking and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- technological advances in treatment of cardiopulmonary disease