Career Details

Respiratory Therapist (Education)

Career Overview

A respiratory therapist educator helps clients with lung-related disease. Jennifer, the therapist in the video helps people to quit smoking. She also helps the parents of kids with asthma to deal with this condition.


Completing a two-year college program in respiratory therapy is required for this line of work. A four-year bachelor’s degree may be required by some employers.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$43,000 /yr
$61,000 /yr
$86,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math - as much as possible!
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Public Speaking
  • Science - as much as possible, including biology and psychology!
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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Work Environment

Typically, respiratory therapists work in hospitals, nursing care facilities, and doctor's offices.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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