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Technologist and Technician, Cardiovascular
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesConduct 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.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$47,000 in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsTechnologists and technicians generally work a 5-day, 40-hour week that may include weekends. Those in catheterization labs tend to work longer hours and may work evenings. They also may be on call during the night and on weekends.

Minimum Education RequirementsAssociate's Degree

SkillsLearning Strategies, Critical Thinking, Instructing, Active Listening, Service Orientation, Equipment Selection, Time Management, Active Learning, Reading Comprehension, Speaking

AbilitiesOral Expression, Speech Recognition, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Near Vision, Speech Clarity, Information Ordering, Inductive Reasoning, Oral Comprehension