Is Respiratory Therapy worth it?

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jrmavc in you'll never know, California

20 months ago

JRB2016 in Mobile, Alabama said: I want to know is studying respiratory care going to be worth it in the end. Am i going to be able to make good money(upper middle class)? Is the job stressful? Or boring?

Good luck finding a job! It took me 2 years for a per diem job. I am an RRT-NPS with PALS.

My per diem job is 12 hour night shifts. The pay is great, but the job is less than to be desired of.

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Beth in Plano in Plano, Texas

11 months ago

HappyListner,

You have a great attitude, more folks working in healthcare need your positive outlook and energy.

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UnemployedRRT in Thibodaux, Louisiana

2 months ago

There are no jobs in respiratory. Its a garbage field that nobody cares about.

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sftballslh in Lincoln, Nebraska

2 months ago

I like being an RT. I was in another job for 6 years and after seeing how that was going decided to go back to school. I was lucky and was hired for the first job I applied for. I do DME work and really enjoy it because I get to do a lot of different things. I'm sure it helps since I am at a smaller family run business and my opinion is heard and taken seriously. Unlike the last poster it is not a garbage field and I believe in it. I am hoping some day soon the insurance companies will take us seriously and let us do home care to keep patients out of the hospital who don't need to be there. Keep your head up.

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P jung in Keller, Texas

1 month ago

UnemployedRRT in Thibodaux, Louisiana said: There are no jobs in respiratory. Its a garbage field that nobody cares about.

Its really hard to get job on this field !!

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HappyRT;) in Chula Vista, California

1 month ago

UnemployedRRT in Thibodaux, Louisiana said: There are no jobs in respiratory. Its a garbage field that nobody cares about.

Terrible attitude. Hence your unemployed status. I enjoy what I do as a Respiratory Therapist and have happily remained gainfully employed since 1997. Due to the abundance of RTs, employers tend to be extremely selective. There are jobs available for the right RT with the right attitude. Attend seminars and conventions, as networking and referrals can be advantageous.

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HappyRT;) in Chula Vista, California

1 month ago

P jung in Keller, Texas said: Its really hard to get job on this field !!

It may be difficult, but not impossible. Stay positive.

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