Perfusionist

An Unusual Health Career

Responsibilities:

As a perfusionist, you have to be able to maintain the blood flow to a patient's body while a surgeon works on a still heart.
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Environment

A perfusionist typically works in a hospital, wherever the surgery is taking place.

Education / Salary

For education, an aspiring perfusionist must achieve a 4 year degree with courses in Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy, and Physiology.


As a salary, this profession can make anywhere between $65,000 - $135,000 annually.

Interesting facts:

A perfusionist should be able to work under acute stress, and be able to perform under immense pressure.