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If you could not be a respiratory therapist, what career would you choose?

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Respiratory Therapists interview

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The interviewer wants to get to know you. When they are testing to see if you would fit in with the rest of the team, interviewers often ask questions like this to learn more about your interests. If you could have any career in the world, what would you choose to do? Is there another type of job in the medical field you would consider? Or would you pursue your passion of becoming a travel writer? There's no right or wrong answer, just know your audience and talk about some of your additional interests and passions you would love to pursue.

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If you could not be a respiratory therapist, what career would you choose?
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Another passion of mine is in photography. It is a big hobby of mine, photographing my wife and children and at times friends and extended family ask to have pictures done. In the future I will be running my own business shooting weddings. So if I could not do respiratory, I would definitely make my hobby my business.
2.
Pulmonologist-I am intrigued by the cardio pulmonary process and would like to stay in this field in some capacity.
3.
At one point I wanted a desk job with something to do with business or economics but I am too active to sit down for 8 hours a day.
4.
If I could not be a Respiratory Therapist, I would think of venturing into Ultrasound. There's something about ultrasound that seems very interesting to me. It seems like a very different scope of medicine.
5.
If I could not be a RT then I would be a Physician assistant because I love helping patients get better.
6.
A few years ago I would have said a radiology technologist, but honestly now that I have had this experience, if I could not be a respiratory therapist, I would choose to be a critical care nurse.
7.
That's up in the air right now. I would probably be an insurance agent for the time being.
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Phlebotomist or a teacher.
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I don't see myself doing any other career. I love what I do and I worked hard to get to where I am right now. Being able to help pts, saving lives, make a difference to their lives. Its who I am.
10.
Perfusionist. I am interested in learning more about this profession. However I prefer the diversity of Respiratory therapy and the fast atmosphere.
11.
I would be a dentist. I could put a smile back on patients faces.
12.
If I could not be a RT I would choose a career working with pediactrics doing therapy with them.
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I would become an optometrist because just like breathing eyesight is so valuable.
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I wld choose radiation therapy in order to help people diagnosed with cancer.
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I think a practice nurse would be the next available option as it would provide management to long term conditions.
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I would have chosen something dealing with helping peopel.

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