Respiratory Therapists

7.4/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $30.19 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 8% (Totally Safe)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
very important
quite important
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Respiratory Therapists' job openings is expected to rise 23% by 2030
'Respiratory Therapists' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Respiratory Therapists' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Respiratory Therapists' was $62,810, or $30.19 hourly
'Respiratory Therapists' are paid 49.7% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 131,890 people employed as Respiratory Therapists.
This represents around 0.09% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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: 29-1126.00

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RT (Highly likely) says
AI is already being utilized in many companies. Human error in the ICU are the reasons behind AI Mechanical Ventilators. PRVC and VC+ are examples. Ignorant to think AI Mechanical Ventilators aren't plausible.
Feb 06, 2020 at 04:14 AM

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