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Respiratory Therapy Technician

Respiratory therapy technicians treat patients with breathing or cardiopulmonary disorders. They perform physical examinations and conduct diagnostic exams. If this field interests you, read on to learn about education requirements and career options.

Inside Respiratory Therapy Technician Careers

Individuals considering a career in the medical field may choose to become respiratory therapy (RT) technicians. Under the supervision of a respiratory therapist or physician, RT techs evaluate and treat patients suffering from cardiopulmonary or respiratory conditions. They might perform EKGs and conduct breathing treatments or set up and monitor medical equipment, such as ventilators, nebulizers and respirators.

Starting as a respiratory therapy technician is a way to get your foot in the door in the medical field. The resources from Study.com provided below will help you explore what it takes to enter this occupation.

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