Travel Respiratory Therapist Jobs (RRT)

What is a Travel Registered Respiratory Therapist?

Registered respiratory therapists are highly skilled and specialize in respiratory care. As a travel RRT, your adventurous spirit and willingness to explore new environments will allow you to adapt to different healthcare facilities across the country. Travel respiratory therapists provide critical respiratory care to in hospitals, clinics, and other medical settings. Explore the country and change the lives of your patients from city to city.

Job Requirements for Registered Respiratory Therapist

  • Examines, diagnoses, and administers treatment to patients suffering with lung disease and breathing aliments
  • Assists physicians with invasive and non-invasive procedures, including arterial lines and intubations
  • Delivers medicated aerosols to a patient via medical compressed gas
  • Conducts and records results for pulmonary stress tests and blood gases
  • Monitors and reports on patient’s response to therapy, as well as anomalies found through testing like insufficient lung capacity and blood gases
  • Maintains and operates various respiratory machines such as ventilators and gas administrators
  • Holds an advanced-level Respiratory Therapy Certification

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Competitive Registered Respiratory Therapist Salaries

As a travel registered respiratory therapist, you not only get to enjoy the thrill of working in different locations but also benefit from competitive compensation. A registered respiratory therapist’s salary with Club Staffing varies from $1,250-$3,650* per week depending on several factors including location, experience, and facility. On average travel RRTs earn a higher salary compared to their counterparts in permanent positions. Find your next respiratory therapist travel job now!


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(*Disclaimer: RRT travel job wages are based on average rates and may be impacted by facility budgets and seasonality and may include a combination of taxable and non-taxable earnings and reimbursements.)

Top Travel Respiratory Therapist Hotspots

While the country offers a great mix of locations and facility types for Registered Respiratory Therapists looking for jobs, learn more about these high needs states that will happily accept your RRT skills.

Mountainous Virginia landscape


You won't want for beauty in this jewel of a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions of the United States. With The Blue Ridge Mountains extending over the western and southwestern parts of the state, and eastern Virginia home to part of the Atlantic Plain, beauty is waiting in every direction. 

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Union Station in downtown Kansas City, Missouri


This burgeoning state in the Midwestern region of the country boasts some of the most beautiful terrain you'll ever see. The state is bordered by 8 other states, making it an ideal location for weekend warriors who want to explore the region, its cuisine, its welcoming people, and the bonus beauty you'll experience along the great Mississippi River.  

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Pittsburgh Skyline panorama


If you'd enjoy spending the day hiking in the Appalachian Mountains, exploring Philly's cultural heart at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, sightseeing the Amish country, and watching the buggies pass by, Pennsylvania could be the perfect assignment location for you. 

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Extraordinary Benefits

Health Benefits

DAY ONE medical, dental, vision, and life insurance 


Receive a monthly stipend to use toward housing accommodations


Retirement savings plan; contribute up to $17,500/yr

Career Consultants

Experienced clinical manager to help you throughout your entire travel journey

Your Passport to Adventure!

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Travel RRT Industry News

Make Club Staffing your frequent destination for respiratory therapist news, job trends, the latest updates on travel jobs, and future prospects to grow your RRT career. All Blogs

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RRT Traveler Is on a Journey of Self-Discovery

Registered respiratory therapist Ashley McBride, RRT, started traveling after working full-time for nine years to learn about who she is and expand her communication skills.

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Respiratory Therapist Uses Traveling for Life Planning

Registered respiratory therapist (RRT) Theda Kathy Hale uses traveling to build her life plan.

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