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Your Guide to Government Healthcare Jobs

Your Guide to Government Healthcare Jobs

Respiratory Therapist Series: GS-0651

This series includes positions that involve the supervision or performance of technical work concerned with administering therapeutic and diagnostic respiratory care and life support to patients with cardiopulmonary deficiencies and abnormalities. The work involves: operating and monitoring respiratory equipment such as continuous and intermittent ventilators, medical gas delivery apparatus, incentive breathing/hyperinflation devices, environmental control systems, and aerosol devices; administering medical gases, humidification, aerosols, and respiratory medications; maintaining clearance of patient’s natural and artificial airways; obtaining blood samples and interpreting blood gas data; and providing primary assistance in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Positions in this series require a knowledge of the operating characteristics and daily maintenance of respiratory equipment and devices and practical knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics.

Potential Salary
GS-2 (High School Diploma): $19,721 – $24,815
GS-3 (1 Year Full-Time Study Post-High School): $21,517 – $27,979
GS-4 (Associate Degree or 2 Years of Full-Time Study Post-High School): $24,156 – $31,401
GS-5 (Bachelor’s Degree or 4 Years of Full-Time Study Post-High School): $27,026 – $35,135
GS-7 (Bachelor’s Degree + 1 Year Full-Time Graduate Study): $33,477 – $43,521
GS-9 (Master’s Degree or 2 Years Full-Time Graduate Study or Law Degree): $40,949 – $53,234
GS-11 (Ph.D. or Equivalent Doctorate or Advanced Law Degree): $49,544 – $64,403


Job Search
GS-0651 Respiratory Therapist Series jobs are available now! Use series code 0651 to search for government respiratory therapist jobs on AllHealthcare’s job board.


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