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"Respiratory Therapist"
Job Description - Part 4 - Abilities Needed

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Abilities Needed for: "Respiratory Therapist"

1) Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.


2) Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.


3) Problem Sensitivity -- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.


4) Speech Clarity -- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.


5) Speech Recognition -- The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.


6) Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).


7) Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.


8) Inductive Reasoning -- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).


9) Information Ordering -- The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).


10) Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.


11) Finger Dexterity -- The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.


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12) Speed of Closure -- The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.


13) Flexibility of Closure -- The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.


14) Selective Attention -- The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.


15) Category Flexibility -- The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.


16) Control Precision -- The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.


Job Description for "Respiratory Therapist" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Respiratory Therapist"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  I-R-S        SOC:  29-1126.00


 

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