In cardiovascular technician training you will obtain be trained with core courses, as well as specialized instruction in both invasive and non-invasive cardiovascular procedures. Cardiovascular technicians must be highly reliable, have mechanical aptitude, and be able to follow detailed instructions. The cardiovascular technicians have a pleasant relaxed manner that may help put patients at ease.
Cardiovascular technicians may assist physicians in diagnosing and treating cardiovascular and peripheral vascular ailments. Cardiovascular technicians may specialize in several areas of practice, including invasive cardiology, echocardiography, and vascular technology. All three specialties help doctors to diagnose and treat heart and vascular problems. Other cardiovascular technicians who specialize in electrocardiograms (EKGs) and are known as EKG technicians.
About 7 of 10 cardiovascular technicians may work in hospitals. The remaining jobs are found in physicians offices. The demand for people with formal training is growing faster than the average for other job occupations. Most programs may be pursued in two years or less.