Is Respiratory Therapy a Good Career?

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Is Respiratory Therapy a Good Career?

Have you ever thought about pursuing a career in respiratory therapy? Like other allied health careers, becoming a registered respiratory therapist can make you an in-demand health professional. 

If you’re considering a career in respiratory therapy, take time to learn as much as you can about the job to determine whether it’s a good fit for you. Here are the answers to four common questions to help you get started.

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Tips for Taking Time Off

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tips for taking time offAs a healthcare professional, you are well aware that it takes a certain tirelessness just to keep up with, much less excel at, everything your job demands. Between managing patients, tasks, and the odd crisis, the work never seems to end. It’s this very nature of the field that means you will eventually need to take some time off to maintain your health and sanity, whether it’s for a long-awaited exotic vacation with your significant other or to spend a few days in bed recovering from a case of stress-induced pneumonia you caught after pulling 49 straight overnight shifts. When the time does come, don’t just clock out and take off running for the hills without warning. Here are a few tips to help you ensure everything continues running smoothly in your absence while you’re off relaxing. Continue reading “Tips for Taking Time Off”

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The Nursing Shortage and Travel Nurses

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nursing shortage travel nursesNursing has been a rewarding career choice for many people. Among the various reasons for selecting it as a pathway, job stability is one of the most valuable. Nurses have always been in demand, and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the need for RNs is expected to increase by 15% until the year 2026. There is a current nursing shortage due, in part, to increased demand for healthcare services, legislation requiring nurse-patient ratios, impacted nursing programs, and a high number of nurses retiring from the field. Continue reading “The Nursing Shortage and Travel Nurses”

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What You Need to Know About Becoming an MRI Technologist

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mri techniciansMRI technologists are an important part of the diagnostic process in many areas of healthcare. This is such a relevant field that can make a difference in the health and quality of life for many people. Using magnetic resonance imaging to create 3D images of a patient’s body takes quite a bit of skill, as well as special education and training. Certification and experience are not the only pieces of the puzzle when becoming an MRI technician. Those who are successful also must possess a particular set of traits and qualities that help them to do their job effectively. Continue reading “What You Need to Know About Becoming an MRI Technologist”

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Considerations When Negotiating an SLP Job Salary

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negotiate slp salarySpeech-Language Pathologists have a significant and rewarding position, providing a higher quality of life to their patients. As specialists in communication, they offer therapy and treatment for many disorders and difficulties, including speech, communication, fluency, swallowing, and many more. An SLP may work with a wide range of ages, making a difference in the lives of babies through adults. Those who are just entering the field or who are looking for a new position as an SLP want to be sure that they are earning the money that their hard work is worth. Here are some tips that will help you negotiate a fair salary for your new position as a Speech-Language Pathologist.

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