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Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

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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.


  • Employment is expected to grow much faster than average.
  • Technologists and technicians with multiple professional credentials, trained to perform a wide range of procedures, will have the best prospects.
  • About 77 percent of jobs are in hospitals.
  • Workers typically need a 2-year associate degree at a junior or community college; most employers also require a professional credential.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $51,020/yr ($25.51/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Associates Degree