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2021 South Carolina Respiratory Therapists Salary Guide

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.

South Carolina Respiratory Therapists Salary 2021

Salary

$58.9K

Growth

15%

Bright Outlook

Bright

Green

No

How Much Do Respiratory Therapists Make in South Carolina 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $44,830 $51,840 $58,860 $65,850 $76,670
Hourly Wage $21.56 $24.92 $28.30 $31.66 $36.86

How Much Do Respiratory Therapists Make in South Carolina 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$44,830
$51,840
$58,860
$65,850
$76,670
Hourly Wage
$21.56
$24.92
$28.30
$31.66
$36.86

What Do Respiratory Therapists Do?

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.

Also known as:

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Respiratory Therapist, Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT), Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP), Respiratory Therapist (RT), Staff Respiratory Therapist, Staff Therapist

  • Implement advanced life support techniques.
  • Treat medical emergencies.
  • Implement advanced life support techniques.
  • Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care.
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.
  • Operate diagnostic or therapeutic medical instruments or equipment.
  • Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Maintain medical facility records.
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments.
  • Gather medical information from patient histories.
  • Communicate test or assessment results to medical professionals.
  • Examine medical instruments or equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Maintain medical equipment or instruments.
  • Clean medical equipment or facilities.
  • Explain medical procedures or test results to patients or family members.
  • Repair medical facility equipment.
  • Determine protocols for medical procedures.
  • Verify that medical activities or operations meet standards.
  • Train patients, family members, or caregivers in techniques for managing disabilities or illnesses.
  • Train patients, family members, or caregivers in techniques for managing disabilities or illnesses.
  • Treat chronic diseases or disorders.
  • Test patient heart or lung functioning.
  • Test patient heart or lung functioning.
  • Adjust settings or positions of medical equipment.
  • Train medical providers.
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments.
  • Test patient heart or lung functioning.
  • Move patients to or from treatment areas.
  • Supervise patient care personnel.
  • Train medical providers.
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.

Respiratory Therapists Job Outlook in South Carolina

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
South Carolina 1,770 2,040 15% 130
United States 135,800 162,000 19% 9,200

Respiratory Therapists Job Outlook in South Carolina

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
South Carolina
1,770
2,040
15%
130
United States
135,800
162,000
19%
9,200

Respiratory Therapists Schooling & Experience

  • Associate's degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Respiratory Therapists Schools in South Carolina

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
Columbia College Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Columbia, SC 4 years: 0
Florence-Darlington Technical College Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Florence, SC 2 years: 13
Greenville Technical College Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Greenville, SC 2 years: 10
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Conway, SC 2 years: 13
Midlands Technical College Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist West Columbia, SC 2 years: 6
Less than one year: 0
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Orangeburg, SC 2 years: 6
Piedmont Technical College Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Greenwood, SC 2 years: 11
Spartanburg Community College Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Spartanburg, SC 2 years: 11
Trident Technical College Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Charleston, SC 2 years: 11

Respiratory Therapists Schools in South Carolina

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Columbia, SC
4 years: 0
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Florence, SC
2 years: 13
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Greenville, SC
2 years: 10
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Conway, SC
2 years: 13
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
West Columbia, SC
2 years: 6
Less than one year: 0
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Orangeburg, SC
2 years: 6
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Greenwood, SC
2 years: 11
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Spartanburg, SC
2 years: 11
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Charleston, SC
2 years: 11

Respiratory Therapists Jobs in South Carolina.

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
Registered Respiratory Therapist HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Summerville, South Carolina 09/21/2021 No
Respiratory Therapist (CRT) - Waccamaw Community Hospital (Murrells Inlet, SC) Tidelands Health Myrtle Beach Area, South Carolina 09/21/2021 No
Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - Georgetown Memorial Hospital (Georgetown, SC) Tidelands Health Myrtle Beach Area, South Carolina 09/21/2021 No

Respiratory Therapists Jobs in South Carolina.

Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
HCA, Hospital Corporation of America
Summerville, South Carolina
09/21/2021
No
Tidelands Health
Myrtle Beach Area, South Carolina
09/21/2021
No
Tidelands Health
Myrtle Beach Area, South Carolina
09/21/2021
No

Respiratory Therapists Salary Guide 2021

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