Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
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Description

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.
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National Data Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections
State Data Source: The Employment Security Commission