YOUR CAREER AS A RESPIRATORY THERAPIST
The role you play is essential–you help people breathe easy and improve their quality of life. If you like making a good salary and helping humankind, this career is right up your alley.
PROJECTED JOB GROWTH
WHAT DO RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS DO?
Interview and examine patients with breathing or cardiopulmonary disorders
Consult with physicians to develop patient treatment plans
Perform diagnostic tests, such as measuring lung capacity
Treat patients by using a variety of methods, including chest physiotherapy and aerosol medications
Monitor and record patients’ progress
Teach patients how to take medications and use equipment, such as ventilators