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Career Guide: Cardiovascular Technologists and Technician

Career Guide: Cardiovascular Technologists and Technician

U. S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

More on Cardiovascular Techs


Salary: $29,900 - $55,670
Min. Education: Associate's, Bachelor's
Related Careers: Radiologic Technologist & Technician, Respiratory Therapist

Job Prospects

Some additional job openings for cardiovascular technologist careers will arise from replacement needs as individuals transfer to other jobs or leave the labor force. Although growing awareness of musculoskeletal disorders has made prevention easier, some cardiovascular technologists and technicians have been forced to leave the occupation early because of this disorder.

It is not uncommon for cardiovascular technologists and technicians to move between the specialties within the occupation by obtaining certification in more than one specialty.

Earnings

Median annual earnings of cardiovascular technologists and technicians were $42,300 in May 2006. The middle 50 percent earned between $29,900 and $55,670. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $23,670, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $67,410. Median annual earnings of cardiovascular technologists and technicians in 2006 were $41,960 in offices of physicians and $41,950 in general medical and surgical hospitals.

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