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Respiratory Therapists and Technicians

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Approximately 130,700 respiratory therapy workers are employed in the United States. About 81 percent of respiratory therapy jobs are in hospital departments of respiratory care, anesthesiology, or pulmonary medicine. The rest are employed by oxygen equipment rental companies, ambulance services, nursing homes, home health agencies, and physicians' offices. Many respiratory therapists hold a second job.

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