Respiratory Therapists

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Will "Respiratory Therapists" be replaced by AI & Robots?

There is very little chance of this occupation being replaced by robots/AI. However, our poll suggests a higher chance of automation: a 31% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Totally Safe

or 7% probability of automation

Projected Growth

12%

by 2024

Median Annual Wage

$58,670

or $28.20 hourly

People Employed

126,770

as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 150 out of 706

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Job description

Assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders. Assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including the supervision of respiratory therapy technicians. Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures; maintain patient records; and select, assemble, check, and operate equipment.

SOC Code: 29-1126

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