WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH YOUR BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN RESPIRATORY THERAPY?
With your bachelor's degree in respiratory therapy from UNC Charlotte you’ll be prepared to excel and lead in the field. Our graduates go on to work for major health care employers like Atrium Health, Novant Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Duke Health, New Hanover Health Network, UNC Health and others.
Our respiratory therapy degree graduates hold job titles such as:
- Registered respiratory therapist
- Director of respiratory therapy
- Respiratory care manager
- Respiratory care practitioner
- Clinical specialist
- Director of respiratory care
- Respiratory therapy supervisor
Enhance your earning power and career growth
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual median salary for respiratory therapists is $61,830. The highest 10 percent earn more than $95,540. Demand for respiratory therapists is expected to grow by 14 percent through 2031, much greater than the average growth rate for all jobs.
Lightcast finds the average estimated salary for UNC Charlotte BSRT alumni is higher at $79,053. This figure is based on the median salary for UNC Charlotte BSRT graduates in their county, adjusted for age and degree level.
Respiratory care practitioners, managers, supervisors and directors can expect strong job growth and increased compensation. According to salary.com, the annual median salary for respiratory care managers in North Carolina is $98,439. The average median salary for respiratory care directors in North Carolina is $115,055.