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Pediatric/Neonatal RRTs Needed in California

California has one of the highest levels of employment of registered respiratory therapists in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 17,530 RRTs are currently employed in California medical facilities, and they earn a mean annual wage of just under $80,000.

Many of the RRT needs in the state are with pediatric and neonatal populations.

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3 fun reasons to apply for pediatric or neonatal RTT jobs in California Working with pediatric patients can require extra certifications.

The American Association for Respiratory Care  notes that neonatal-pediatric therapists hold CRT or RRT credentials and some employers may also require Neonatal-Pediatric Specialist or Asthma Educator-Certified credentials.


While you'll have to put in some extra work to qualify for these positions, the benefits may make it all worthwhile. Many neonatal-pediatric registered respiratory therapists find their jobs to be extremely rewarding. They work directly with parents and the youngest of patients to help them breathe easier and address other pressing medical issues.

Michelle Donahoo, RRT-NPS, writes about her own decision to make the NICU her career home. She says benefits of being a neonatal RRT include:

  • -A high level of autonomy on the job
  • -Challenging work that used — and built — her skills
  • -The ability to be an active part of her patients' care teams


Neonatal and pediatric positions can be an even more ideal career choice if you land an RTT job in sunny California. Here are just a few reasons you might want to apply.

Some Great Reasons To Apply For Pediatric/Neonatal RRT Jobs In California Include:

  •  Beautiful Climate

California has highly desirable weather. It’s a great fit if you’re an outdoorsy type, since the sunny days make it difficult to stay inside for long. The state has 840 miles of coastline, and it's home to the Pacific Coast Highway — arguably one of the most beautiful drives in the country. Throughout the year, the climate remains mild throughout the entire state, so when your shift has ended, you can explore whatever's near — including forests, mountains and oceans.

  • National Parks

California is home to national parks and wonderlands such as Yosemite, Joshua Tree and Death Valley. RTT jobs in California may require long shifts, but they won't take up your entire week or month, leaving you time to visit the majestic redwood trees and rugged coastlines. The state is full of locations worthy of daytrips and photo ops.

  • Food Food lovers will not be disappointed with California’s diverse offerings

Central California, in particular, is one of the largest distributors of fresh produce. You can find plenty of choices filling up baskets at farmer’s markets all over the state. California also has a world-class wine culture that all started in Napa Valley. More than 110 different varietals are grown in the state, and it’s home to almost 3,000 wineries (many of which you can visit for dining and tasting options).

Whether you find a job in San Francisco, Los Angeles or another city, pediatric-neonatal RRT jobs in California let you experience a rewarding career you can balance with a fun lifestyle.



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