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Cardiovascular Technologists

Overview

Cardiovascular technologists assist physicians in diagnosing and treating heart and blood vessel ailments. Depending on their specialties, they operate electrocardiograph machines, perform Holter monitor and stress testing, and assist in cardiac catheterization procedures and ultrasound testing. These tasks help the physicians diagnose heart disease and monitor progress during treatment. There are approximately 51,400 cardiovascular technologists and technicians employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Some Postsecondary Training

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Outgoing

Problem-Solving

Technical

Career Ladder
Supervisor of Cardiovascular Technologist Training

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in Cardiovascular Area

Cardiovascular Technologist or

Technician Telemetry Technologist

Basic EKG Technologist

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