How to answer
Be honest with yourself: Are you looking for a permanent position with opportunity for long-term growth? Do you plan to work as a respiratory therapist forever or do you see it as a gateway into another career down the road? Whenever you apply for a new job, you might want to consider these questions first. How will this new position fit into your future plans? Five years might feel like a long time, but it flies by fast! Working as a respiratory therapist will give you the clinical experience that could open the doors to other fields of medicine. Some people consider pursuing a related career, like becoming a Pulminary Function Technologist. If you enjoy working in a laboratory, you may be interested in working as a Biological Technician. If you have completed your associate's degree, then there is always room for more education! Think about where you'd like to see yourself in five years and work backwards to identify the milestone goals you will need to accomplish in order to get there.