Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

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What do they do?

Conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic purposes. May conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity, and similar tests. Includes vascular technologists.

Also known as:

ARRT Technologist (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Technologist), Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Technologist, Cardiac Catheterization Technician, Cardiac Technician, Cardiology Technician, Cardiopulmonary Technician, Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist, Cardiovascular Radiologic Technologist, Cardiovascular Technician, Cardiovascular Technologist (CVT), Cath Lab Radiological Technologist (Catheterization Laboratory Radiological Technologist), Computed Tomography Technologist (CTT), EEG Technician (Electroencephalogram Technician), Electrocardiogram Technician (EKG Tech), Invasive Cardiovascular Technologist, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Perfusionist, Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS), Vascular Technologist

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 1.3%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #35 in job growth rate
  • 100

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #11 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians:

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (1.8%)
  • Master's degree (4.1%)
  • Bachelor's degree (26.9%)
  • Associate's degree (42.4%)
  • Some college, no degree (16.7%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (7%)
  • Less than high school diploma (1.1%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • 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.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Test patient heart or lung functioning.
  • Operate diagnostic or therapeutic medical instruments or equipment.
  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.
  • Explain medical procedures or test results to patients or family members.
  • Maintain sterile operative fields.
  • Monitor video displays of medical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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