Hmmm, let me look into this one. We have a respiratory therapist at our facility who now does pacemaker checks. It is a Monday to Friday type of job and there is definitely clinical contact but I really don't see her doing a lot of running around. That I think is a possibility. We have others who just work in the pulmonary function lab doing all the PFT's. There is standing and sitting involved there. Is that an option? If you are looking for a career change, let me think some more about that. It would be a shame not to use the skills you have-maybe just add new skills to what you have. Good luck and I hope you find something you will love
I know I've posted this before - but I want to ask this question again, because there's always new people joining on.
Up until this July 07 I was a respiratory therapist. My knees went bad and I finally had to have reconstructive surgery on my left knee, my right knee will follow. Additionally I have developed some serious spine issues including stenosis & neural impingement with disc degeneration.
SOOOOO - my question is, can other healthcare folks out there come up with some suggestions for work in healthcare that won't require me to lift & stand & walk constantly for Hhurs and hours? Yet perhaps will allow for at least SOME clinical contact?
I am willing to return to school, I'd prefer to move on to a master's as opposed to another BS or an associates or certificate. Thanks for any suggestions out there!
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