YOUR CAREER AS A CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIST AND TECHNICIAN

Look after other people’s hearts and your own when you follow a passion for listening and caring. That passion will be paid off in the form of a fulfilling

A cardiovascular technologist looking at her ultrasound machine while scanning a patient.

A Day in the Life of a Cardiovascular Technologist

Look after other people’s hearts and your own when you follow a passion for listening and caring. That passion will be paid off in the form of a fulfilling


MEDIAN INCOME

$55K


ANNUAL OPENINGS

140


PROJECTED JOB GROWTH

9.3%


WHAT IS A CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIST AND TECHNICIAN?

Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, including vascular technologists, conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic purposes. They may conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity and similar tests.

ARE YOU A GOOD FIT?

CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGISTS AND TECHNICIANS POSSESS THESE QUALITIES:

  • PROBLEM SENSITIVITY
  • ACTIVE LISTENING
  • STRENGTH UNDER PRESSURE

WHAT DO CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGISTS AND TECHNICIANS DO?

Cardiovascular technologists perform exercise stress test on male patient on a treadmill.

Aid in the diagnosis and treatment of heart and blood vessel issues

Cardiovascular technician reviews patient documents.

Review doctor and patient documentation

Cardiovascular technologist assists doctor with scheduling patient appointments.

Schedule appointments

Heart rate cardiographs monitor machine in operation.

Monitor patients’ heart rates

Male cardiovascular technician explains exercise stress test procedure to a male patient.

Explain test procedures to patients and identify problems in their test findings


EDUCATION & TRAINING

Check out the educational requirements for cardiovascular technologist and technician careers.

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Associate's degree

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None


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