• Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 61,700
    $31,690 range bar $94,630
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians operate special equipment to create images or conduct tests. They work closely with physicians and surgeons, who view the images and test results to assess and diagnose medical conditions.

What do they typically do

  • Check, test, and maintain cardiology equipment
  • Prepare patients for procedures by taking a patient's history, explaining the procedure, and answering questions
  • Supervise or train other cardiology technologists or students
  • Adjust equipment and controls according to physicians' orders or established guidelines
  • Prepare and position patients for testing
  • Monitor patients' blood pressure and heart rate during diagnostic or therapeutic procedures and notify the physician if something appears to be wrong
  • Attach electrodes to patients' chests, arms, and legs; connect electrodes to leads from the electrocardiogram (EKG) machine; and operate the EKG machine
  • Use specialized equipment to conduct tests that record patients' cardiac activity, including electrocardiogram (EKG), echocardiogram, and stress testing

Number of Jobs

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Job Growth +0.8%
Job Openings 123

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