Will “Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
10% Chance of Automation
“Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)” will almost certainly not be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #174 out of #702. A higher ranking (i.e., a lower number) means the job is less likely to be replaced.
Provide respiratory care under the direction of respiratory therapists and physicians.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 29-2054.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 50,520.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 24.00
- Currently, there are 10,600 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Respiratory Therapy Technicians”.
Also Known As…
- Respiratory Therapy Technicians
- Respiratory Therapy Technician (RTT)
- Respiratory Therapy Assistant
- Respiratory Technician
- Respiratory Supervisor
- Respiratory Director
- Respiratory Care Assistant (RCA)
- Registered Respiratory Therapist (Staff)
- Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT)
- Pulmonary Function Technician (PF Technician)
- Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician (CRTT)
- Respiratory Therapist Assistant
- Respiratory Support Technician
- Respiratory Care Technician
- Registered Respiratory Technician
- Oxygen Therapy Technician
- Oxygen Equipment Technician
- Medical Technician
- Life Support Technician
Tasks for “Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)”
- Keep records of patients' therapy, completing all necessary forms.
- Recommend or review bedside procedures, x-rays, or laboratory tests.
- Teach patients how to use respiratory equipment at home.
- Collect and analyze arterial blood gas samples.
- Prepare or test devices, such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, aerosol generators, or electrocardiogram (EKG) machines.
- Use ventilators or various oxygen devices or aerosol and breathing treatments in the provision of respiratory therapy.
- Teach or oversee other workers who provide respiratory care services.
- Interview or examine patients to collect clinical data.
- Provide respiratory care involving the application of well-defined therapeutic techniques under the supervision of a respiratory therapist and a physician.
- Assess patients' response to treatments and modify treatments according to protocol if necessary.
- Set equipment controls to regulate the flow of oxygen, gases, mists, or aerosols.
- Follow and enforce safety rules applying to equipment.
- Work with patients in areas such as the emergency rooms, neonatal or pediatric intensive care, or surgical intensive care, treating conditions such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, cystic fibrosis, or pneumonia.
- Read and evaluate physicians' orders and patients' chart information to determine patients' condition and treatment protocols.
- Perform diagnostic procedures to assess the severity of respiratory dysfunction in patients.
- Clean, sterilize, check, and maintain respiratory therapy equipment.
- Administer breathing or oxygen procedures, such as intermittent positive pressure breathing treatments, ultrasonic nebulizer treatments, or incentive spirometer treatments.
- Monitor patients during treatment and report any unusual reactions to the respiratory therapist.
- Explain treatment procedures to patients.
Related Technology & Tools
- Sputum traps
- Nasal suctioning equipment
- Respiratory therapy air compressors
- Oxygen flowmeters
- Arterial blood gas ABG machines
- Pediatric oxygen masks
- Pulmonary function calculators
- Aerosol masks
- Apnea monitors
- Pneumogram equipment
- Stress treadmill machines
- Electronic compressor nebulizers
- Oxygen concentrators
- Medical aerosol tents
- Desktop computers
- Handheld spirometers
- Adult oxygen masks
- Medical nasal cannulae
- Bilevel positive airway pressure BiPAP ventilators
- Blood gas analyzers
- Oropharyngeal suction equipment
- Mechanical stethoscopes
- Bag-valve masks
- Oxygen therapy equipment
- Blood drawing syringes
- Portable volume ventilators
- Therapeutic humidifiers
- Electrocardiography EKG machines
- Holter monitors
- Echocardiogram machines
- Laptop computers
- Oxygen tents
- Endotracheal suction equipment
- Oral nasal face masks
- Endotracheal ET tubes
- Chest shell ventilators
- Electroencephalography EEG equipment
- Continuous positive airway pressure CPAP ventilators
- Steam sterilizers
- Venturi masks
- Postural drainage percussors
- Intermittent positive pressure breathing IPPB apparatus
- Bedside pulmonary function testing PFT equipment
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Outlook
- Ventilator operation software
- Microsoft Word
- Patient electronic medical record EMR software
- Omnicare Cypress Therapy Management