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Technician, Respiratory Therapy
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesProvide specific, well-defined respiratory care procedures under the direction of respiratory therapists and physicians.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$42,400 per year in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsRespiratory therapists generally work between 35 and 40 hours a week. In an emergency, therapists work under a great deal of stress.

Minimum Education RequirementsAssociate's Degree

SkillsPersuasion, Social Perceptiveness, Learning Strategies, Monitoring, Management of Personnel Resources, Critical Thinking, Instructing, Operation and Control, Quality Control Analysis, Management of Material Resources, Active Listening, Writing, Service Orientation, Equipment Selection, Time Management, Troubleshooting, Mathematics, Equipment Maintenance, Active Learning, Complex Problem Solving, Judgment and Decision Making, Operation Monitoring, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Science

AbilitiesOral Expression, Speech Recognition, Problem Sensitivity, Written Comprehension, Near Vision, Speech Clarity, Information Ordering, Oral Comprehension