Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)?

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in Cincinnati:
"That Respiratory involved more work with critical care."
It is a exciting career, you will be able to practice all that you are trained to do. I advise starting with a learning hospital so you get the benefit of all the critical training that is designed for a register respiratory therapist. Once you have worked in a teaching hospital and trained in all ICU's and the ER. Many hospital will be looking to hire you because of your extensive training and back ground. Patient care is a very rewarding career choice. Your training skills I am finding roll over into other job opportunities such as cardiovascular respiratory care, Sleep study labs, etc.

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in Greenfield:
"Great for patient care but little room for advancement."
Currently not a lot of room for advancement. Received my associates, when back for bachelors degree and now working on my MBA to help further my career. Be prepared for long hours up on your feet and taking care of the sick and dying. The bonds made with generations of people can be worth it.

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in Jackson:
"Rewarding, yet underpaid."
Pros: Critical thinking & handling emergency situations is a must.
Cons: RT's are often considered ancillary staff and are underpaid and not respected.

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in Miami:
"More experiance in pedriatics."
Change hospitals do not stay in only one.

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in La Grange:
"Expand your knowledge."
To work at a teaching hospital first.

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in Boston:
"Was aware."
Get as much experience as you can.

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in Norfolk:
"Find an experienced mentor."
Find yourself a great mentor, or preceptor. Learn everything you can from that person. School didn't teach me anything about really practicing respiratory out in the real world. AT ALL. It seemed like school handed me a huge stack of puzzle pieces, fared me well, wished me some luck and bounced me out the door. Many people are able to take those pieces and put that puzzle together pretty darn fast. It took me awhile... I'm not too good with puzzles!