This rapid-response brief provides information about the respiratory therapist workforce in the US. It includes descriptions of the supply, distribution, and education pathways of the workforce. The brief also addresses COVID-19 emergency concerns about the respiratory therapist workforce capacity and examples of state approaches to address workforce gaps.
This report was produced by the University of Washington Center for Health Workforce Studies. For additional information and resources, visit: depts.washington.edu/fammed/chws/