Respiratory Therapists (29-1126)
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.
Employment and Job Openings
|Employment||Average Annual Openings|
|2018 Estimate||2028 Projection||Percent Change||Labor Force Exits||Occupation Transfers||Total|
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
|Mean Wage||Wage by Percentile|
|Balance of State||41.52||29.91||37.79||38.15||47.84||48.67|
* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.