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Jordan Cadiz
Jordan Cadiz

Jordan Cadiz

Baylor University Medical Center

Dallas, TX USA

"Even if you’re afraid, do it anyway."

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Day In The Life

Respiratory Therapist

I help patients with respiratory concerns in a hospital setting.


Day In The Life Of A Respiratory Therapist

My Day to Day

I work three 12-hour shifts through the week. I start the day with a department meeting, where I learn any hospital updates. Then I get my assignments. I really enjoy being assigned to the ICU. There, I'll have patients on ventilators doing breathing treatments in order to graduate to the floor. I have freedom to manage my time but I'll have specific tasks that need to get done in those time periods. For example, I may have a patient who needs to be checked every four hours for a specific need.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Associate's Degree

    General Studies

    Eastern Florida State College

  • Certification

    Patisserie & Baking

    Le Cordon Bleu

  • Associate's Degree

    Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

    Midland College

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    I grew up in Florida and initially started my career in aerospace.

  • 2.

    I took a brief stint in California, where I earned a certificate in patisserie and baking—while baking is my passion, I quickly realized that I didn’t enjoy it as a profession.

  • 3.

    I moved back to Florida and continued working in aerospace.

  • 4.

    When I moved to Texas, I didn’t find many aerospace opportunities, so I worked odd jobs while trying to figure out where I should take my career path.

  • 5.

    I eventually got a job in an emergency room as a patient access representative—I found working in healthcare very fulfilling and decided I wanted to continue to pursue a career in that setting.

  • 6.

    I was deciding between nursing and respiratory therapy and ultimately went with respiratory therapy because I wanted to be more specialized and work with a small subsection of the human body.

  • 7.

    I earned my associate degree in respiratory care therapy from Midland College and worked as a respiratory therapy intern.

  • 8.

    After graduating, I got a job as a respiratory therapist at Baylor University Medical Center.