Cardiovascular Technician

Zackary Patrick 4B

Description & Duties

  • Use image technology to help diagnose ailments
  • Help in emergency cases
  • Prepare patients for procedures
  • Prepare and maintain equipment
  • Recognize normal and abnormal images
  • Preform non-invasive procedures (ultrasound)


Qualifications

  • Health & Physical- High personal stamina: work on their feet and move/lift the patients
  • Personality- Must be firm yet gentile with patient to get them to cooperate
  • Education- Bachelor's degree
  • Other- Technological skills


Job Outlook

  • 49,000 currently employed
  • An above average growth rate (29%)


Enviroment

  • Usually work in hospitals or physician's office
  • Work standard hours ordinarily
  • work evenings, nights, weekends, and during emergancies


Salaries & Benifits

  • Beginning salary- $18,000
  • Average salary- $30,000
  • Exception salary- $77,020
  • Interpersonal Experiance

Schools

  • Strayer University
  • ECPI
  • ITT Tech.

Common injury "Treated"

Atrial Fibrillation


  1. Causes- Congenital or Exposure to stimulants
  2. Symptoms- Weakness, Shortness of breath, Lightheaded, Confusion, Chest pain
  3. Role- Diagnosis and Testing

Reflection

This field dose seem very interesting yet it's not my most preferable choice. My first choice of career would be a Physician's Assistant. As a P.A. i can work at many different locations and preform every task a licensed Physician is able to do.


Works Cited

  • "Summary." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 02 May 2012. Web. 06 Sept. 2013.
  • Staff, Mayo Clinic. "Definition." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 08 Feb. 2013. Web. 06 Sept. 2013.