Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

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.

Key Competencies * Concern for Others * Attention to Detail * Cooperation * Dependability * Stress Tolerance * Self Control * Integrity * Initiative * Adaptability/Flexibility * Independence

Representative Tasks * Conduct electrocardiogram (EKG), phonocardiogram, echocardiogram, stress testing, or other cardiovascular tests to record patients' cardiac activity, using specialized electronic test equipment, recording devices, or laboratory instruments. * Explain testing procedures to patients to obtain cooperation and reduce anxiety. * Obtain and record patient identification, medical history, or test results.


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Job Family Healthcare Practitioners and Technical

Sample Job Titles ARRT Technologist (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Technologist), Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Technologist, Cardiac Catheterization Special Procedures Technologist, Cardiac Catheterization Technician, Cardiac Catheterization Technologist, Cardiac Technician, Cardiograph Operator, Cardiographer, Cardiology Technician, Cardiology Technologist, Cardiopulmonary Technician, Cardiopulmonary Technologist, Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist, Cardiovascular Radiologic Technologist, Cardiovascular Technician, Cardiovascular Technologist (CVT), Cath Lab Radiological Technologist (Catheterization Laboratory Radiological Technologist), Catheterization Laboratory Technician (Cath Lab Tech), Computed Tomography Technologist (CTT), Echo Technician, Echo Technologist, Echocardiographer, EEG Technician (Electroencephalogram Technician), EKG/ECG Technician (Electrocardiogram Technician), Electrocardiogram Technician (EKG Technician), Electrocardiograph Operator, Electrocardiograph Technician, Electrocardiographic Technician, Holter Scanning Technician, Invasive Cardiovascular Technologist, Laboratory Technician (Lab Technician), Laboratory Technologist (Lab Technologist), Monitor Technician, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Perfusionist, Pulmonary Function Technician, Pulmonary Function Technologist, Radiographer, Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS), Sonographer, Telemetry Monitor Technician, Telemetry Technician, Vascular Technician, Vascular Technologist.