Respiratory Care Therapist

Respiratory care therapists assist the physician in diagnosing and treating patients with respiratory and cardio-pulmonary issues. They act to maintain, restore, and assist the respiratory functions of patients in emergency situations.

Employment outlook

Good
Employment opportunities are good in Nova-Scotia

Prerequisits

Minimum overall average: 75%

Academic English - Grade 12

Academic Math - Grade 12

Academic Chemistry - Grade 12

Academic Biology or Physics - Grade 12

Other academic subjects

Letter of intent

Curriculum Vitae

Daily tasks

  • Assess the patient's capacity to undergo a procedure
  • Use, supervise and maintain various diagnostic equipment
  • Advise other health professionals when working as a team
  • Ensure the patient’s breathing during medical interventions
  • Write medical prescriptions for patients
  • Prepare and assist during the transportation of high-risk patients

Required skills

  • Be able to react quickly and effectively in an emergency
  • Have an excellent analytical and synthesis spirit
  • Love physical work and handling of instruments
  • Love teamwork and interdisciplinary

Salary

$31,00 / hour *

Annual salary at 40h per week: $64 480

Min hourly rate: $21,63 / h ($44 990)

Max hourly rate: $37,00 / h ($76 960)

* Median rate according to Statistics Canada

Work locations

  • Hospital center
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Private clinic

Training institutions

Available scholarships in Nova Scotia

Type of diploma obtained

Bachelor of Health Science

Years of study: 4

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