Respiratory Therapy

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Career Goal

Career Overview

Respiratory therapists meet with patients and ask questions about their condition and concerns, run tests to determine the severity of their illness, and consult with doctors to determine the correct course of action. They treat patients with different methods from chest physiotherapy to putting people on ventilators, and track their progress with therapy. Often, respiratory therapists work with patients to teach them methods of therapy they can do on their own.

"Respiratory Therapist Job Description." Snagajob. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2014.

Career Skills and interests

  • Benefits
  • Help People
  • Very Dependable
  • Public Speaking
  • Time Management

Working Conditions

  • Indoors
  • Team Member
  • Travel depending on work

Wages and Oulook

  • Low end- $23.60
  • High end- $36.30
  • Competitive pay
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid housing

Related Occupations

  • Anesthesiologist
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Physicians

Program of study

  • English Composition
  • College Algebra
  • Statistics
  • General Psychology
  • Ethics
  • Public Speaking
  • Medical Terminology
  • General Chemistry
  • Anatomy & Physiology 1 with lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology 2
  • Microbiology with lab
  • Physics with lab

Program Admission

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