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.
Training and Development
Required Level of Education - Associate's Degree (or other 2-year degree)
Related Work Experience - Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
On-Site or In-Plant Training - Over 3 months, up to and including 6 months
On-the-Job Training - Over 3 months, up to and including 6 months
Did You Know?
Employment is expected to grow much faster than average; technologists and technicians trained to perform certain procedures will be in particular demand.
About 3 out of 4 jobs are in hospitals.
The vast majority of workers complete a 2-year junior or community college program.