Cardiovascular technologists and technicians operate electrocardiogram and other electronic equipment to record cardiac activity of patients to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.
Completing a two-year college program or four-year bachelor's degree in cardiovascular technology may be necessary to obtain these positions.
Employment of cardiovascular technologists and technicians, including vascular technologists, is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population ages, the need to diagnose medical conditions—such as blood clots and heart disease—will likely increase. Imaging technology is a tool used in making these diagnoses.
Cardiovascular technologists and technicians work predominantly in lab and hospital settings. Sometimes they are also found in private clinics.