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, UNC Health, WakeMed, Aya Healthcare, Mission Health, ECU Health, Duke Health and others.
Our respiratory therapy degree graduates hold job titles such as:
- Registered respiratory therapist
- Respiratory care practitioner
- Respiratory care manager
- Director of respiratory therapy
- 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.
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.