They are also responsible for operating and maintaining respiratory therapy equipment. Ventilators, general anesthesia machines and other hi-tech diagnostic and treatment tools and machines.
$18.83 – $50.64
$36,722 – $98,748
Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists (3214)
Cardiopulmonary technology instructor
Cardiopulmonary technology supervisor
Cardiovascular perfusion clinical instructor
Cardiovascular perfusion instructor
Cardiovascular perfusion supervisor
Cardiovascular perfusion technologist
Certified clinical perfusionist (CCP)
Chief respiratory technologist
Clinical perfusion clinical instructor
Clinical perfusion supervisor
Extracorporal circulation technologist
Oxygen therapy technician
Pulmonary function technologist
Registered respiratory care practitioner
Registered respiratory therapist (RRT)
Respiratory care practitioner
Respiratory therapy chief
Respiratory therapy clinical instructor
Respiratory therapy supervisor
Three years of education from recognized institutes
College and Association of Respiratory Therapists of Alberta (CARTA) registration required (1-Approved Education program, 2-two-character decoration, 3-1500 hours of work experience, 4-approved examination)
$18.83 - $50.64
$36,722 - $98,748
Employment outlook is mostly good across provinces. More information is available here.
Respiratory therapists can become supervisors and clinical specialists with further experience and education.
At least 1500 hours safe work experience within the previous four years
Excellent communication skills; empathetic; ability to work independently, Physical and mental stamina
Without additional education, advancement opportunities other than clinical specialists or supervisory positions are limited. Low demand, but employment turnover is expected to increase as members of the Baby Boom generation retire over the next few years.
Getting admitted into a respiratory therapy diploma program followed by clearing relevant licensing exams and registration with provincial regulatory body such as College and Association of Respiratory Therapists of Alberta (CARTA).