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Respiratory Therapist Resume Sample [+Skills & Objective]

Respiratory Therapist Resume Sample [+Skills & Objective]

You help people breathe, granting them more time with their loved ones. Let us help you land your next job—with expert advice and a sample respiratory therapist resume.

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Respiratory therapists are in demand, now more than ever. That also implies there will be competition for the top positions. And you’ll need the best respiratory therapist resume to make the top of the hiring manager’s list.


Just as there’s quality assurance to monitor desired clinical outcomes, there are best practices that will help you achieve the right results. For a comprehensive breakdown of those, read on.


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  • A respiratory therapist resume example better than 9 out of 10 other resumes.
  • How to write a respiratory therapist resume that will land you more interviews.
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  • How to describe your experience on a resume for a respiratory therapist to get any job you want.


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Bobby O’Griggs, RRT



Professional Summary


Caring respiratory therapist RRT with 2+ years of experience, skilled in life support equipment monitoring and management. Seeking full-time position at ARRH. At BCMC, worked as respiratory therapist on 40-bed burn ward. Commended 5x by charge nurse for coolness under pressure. Received 99% positive peer review scores from staff and doctors.


Work Experience


Respiratory Therapist


Feb 2017–March 2019

  • Worked as respiratory therapist in 40-bed burn ward. Handled life support system management and monitoring. Given 99% positive peer review scores.
  • Chosen to mentor 3 respiratory therapists who weren’t meeting standards. They elevated their KPI scores by an average of 35%.
  • Conducted lung capacity assessments on 5 patients per week. Commended 5x by charge nurse for efficiency.
  • Managed respiratory rehabilitation, following plan-of-care for 150+ patients. Received numerous written compliments from patients on my teaching style.


Volunteer Respiratory Therapist


May 2017–Jan 2017

  • Volunteered 2x per week as respiratory therapist in 25-bed lung cancer ward. Conducted vital sign assessments of 5+ patients per week.
  • Read 2+ chest X-Rays per week to assist physicians and nurses in creating plan of care.




2015–2017 Massasoit Community College

Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Care with RRT Certification

  • Excelled in equipment management coursework.
  • Pursued a passion for patient education study.




Licensed RRT




  • Soft skills: Teamwork, active listening, compassion, verbal communication, interpersonal skills
  • Hard skills: Life support equipment management, patient education, rehabilitation, following plan-of-care




Weekly cross-fit for fun and fitness

Volunteer dog walker 2x per month



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Dominika Kowalska, CPRW
Dominika is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and job expert with a focus on career development and onboarding processes. She writes guides helping readers create winning resumes and manage various difficulties of the job hunt.

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