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Respiratory Physiologist

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Respiratory physiologists are involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with lung disorders, such as asthma or emphysema. They use a variety of equipment and techniques to investigate respiratory problems.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

Respiratory physiologists who work for the NHS generally start on Band 5, £22,440 to £29,034 a year. Senior respiratory physiologists are paid on Band 6, £26,830 to £35,933 a year.

With further experience this rises to Band 7, £32,013 to £42,205 a year. Experienced respiratory physiologists can earn over £40,000 in private healthcare establishments.

The current pay scales are from April 2017.

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
2475
2.2 %
RISE
2023
2530
  United Kingdom
2018
34766
2.2 %
RISE
2023
35538

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should have:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology (ARTP)
Tel: 0845 226 3062
E-mail: admin@artp.org.uk
Website: http://www.artp.org.uk/
Twitter: @ARTP_News
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ARTPNews

British Thoracic Society
Tel: 020 7831 8778
E-mail: bts@brit-thoracic.org.uk
Website: http://www.brit-thoracic.org.uk
Twitter: @BTSrespiratory

Physiological Society
Tel: 020 7269 5710
E-mail: contactus@physoc.org
Website: http://www.physoc.org/
Website (2): http://www.understanding-life.org/
Twitter: @ThePhySoc
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/understandinglife

Understanding Life is the Physiological Society's educational website.

Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists
Tel: 0845 226 3064
E-mail: rccpadmin@rccp.co.uk
Website: http://www.rccp.co.uk/
Twitter: @ClinPhys

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