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Respiratory therapists

Come to the aid of patients suffering from respiratory, cardiac or circulatory issues. Help doctors reach a diagnosis and determine a treatment plan.

Average salary32$ / hour


Respiratory therapists assist physicians in the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with respiratory and cardiopulmonary disorders. Respiratory therapists are employed in hospitals, extended care facilities, public health centres and respiratory home care companies.


  • Investigative
  • Realistic
  • Social

Each profession is associated with a combination of three initial letters corresponding to one of the six RIASEC profiles. Profile combinations are determined based on skills, fields of interest and certain personality traits.

Main tasks

  • Perform diagnostic tests, such as arterial blood gas analysis and cardiopulmonary functions tests
  • Operate and monitor respiratory equipment to administer treatments such as oxygen, oxygen-air mixtures, humidified air or medications
  • Operate, monitor, maintain and test a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic equipment
  • Assess patients and perform or assist with interventions such as airway maintenance, line insertions, inductions and intubations
  • Perform artificial respiration and external cardiac massage
  • Assist with transport of high-risk patients
  • Supervise and train students and other respiratory therapists
  • Participate in home care programs for chronic respiratory patients and provide patient and family education
  • Participate in research related to cardiac and pulmonary disorders.



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Avenir en santé

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This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Capitale-Nationale
  • Mauricie
  • Île-de-Montréal
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Laurentides
  • Montérégie
  • Grande région de Montréal

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