We surveyed 638 respiratory therapists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical respiratory therapist. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a respiratory therapist?
Working as a respiratory therapist typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a respiratory therapist?
A career as a respiratory therapist typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.
Is it easy to get a job as a respiratory therapist?
It’s typically difficult to find a job as a respiratory therapist. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for respiratory therapists.
Do respiratory therapists work full-time or part-time?
81% of respiratory therapists work in full-time roles while 19% work part-time.
Is being a respiratory therapist stressful?
Stress is not uncommon amongst respiratory therapists, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.
Is being organized important as a respiratory therapist?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a respiratory therapist.
How competitive is the workplace for respiratory therapists?
Competition at work is not common for respiratory therapists.
Does being a respiratory therapist require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Respiratory therapists will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.
Are respiratory therapists allowed to express themselves creatively?
Respiratory therapists rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.
Do respiratory therapists have control over the direction of their work?
Respiratory therapists tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.
Is being a respiratory therapist physically demanding?
Being a respiratory therapist may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.
Are respiratory therapists exposed to a wide variety of work?
Respiratory therapists tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.
Does being a respiratory therapist require attention to detail?
Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a respiratory therapist.
Does being a good respiratory therapist require compassion and empathy?
Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as respiratory therapists.