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Respiratory Physiologist

Patient in bed wearing a respiratory mask

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

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Pay

Clinical physiologists (respiratory) who work for the NHS who work for the NHS are on Agenda for Change pay scales. The current pay scales are from April 2023. They generally start on Band 5, £30,229 to £37,664 a year.

Senior respiratory physiologists are paid on Band 6, £37,831 to £46,100 a year. Team managers are on Band 7, £46,244 to £53,789 a year

Experienced respiratory physiologists can earn over £50,000 in private healthcare establishments.

 

Conditions

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2023
6632
2.3 %
RISE
2028
6782
  United Kingdom
2023
73372
4.9 %
RISE
2028
76954

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What Does it Take?

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Training

Getting On

Video

Courtesy of NHS Education Scotland

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

NHS Scotland Careers
Website: http://www.careers.nhs.scot
Website (2): https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk/
Twitter: @NHSScotCareers

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