U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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29-1126 Respiratory Therapists
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.
Illustrative examples: Oxygen Therapist,
Registered Respiratory Therapist
Broad Occupation: 29-1120 Therapists
Minor Group: 29-1000 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
Major Group: 29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010