Respiratory Therapy Technicians


Provide respiratory care under the direction of respiratory therapists and physicians.
Also called: Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician (CRTT), Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT), Respiratory Technician, Respiratory Therapy Technician (RTT)

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • psychology

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
    Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
  • quickly know what you are looking at
    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Concern for Others
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Independence

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Omnicare Cypress Therapy Management
  • Patient electronic medical record EMR software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education:

    associate's degree
    bachelor's degree
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