Career Opportunities

Respiratory Therapy graduates work as members of the health care team, typically under the direction of a physician. Therapists have many opportunities available, such as:

  • Median National pay typically exceeds $55,000/yr.
  • Wide selection of employment opportunities in Michigan and nationally.
  • On the forefront of medical / technological advancements.
  • Career advancement into management, education, technical specialists, or advanced medical training.
  • Working independently in a rewarding profession.

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook handbook (2008-09) projects "it is expected to grow 19 percent from 2006 to 2016, faster than average for all occupations."

For more information, see the following links:
O*Net - National career outlook & information from the U.S. Department of Labor. Career One Stop - Michigan career outlook & information.

Contact Information

Sue Work
Phone (248) 233-2919