Cardiovascular Technologists & 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.
Also called: Cardiology Technician, Cardiovascular Technician, Cardiovascular Technologist (CVT), Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS)

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
  • see hidden patterns
    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Concern for Others
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Integrity

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Digital Imaging Communications in Medicine DICOM-compatible image acquisition and integration software products
  • MEDITECH software
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Database software
  • Structured data entry software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    associate's degree
    certificate after high school
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