By Daniel Ferrer


It takes many different types of studies to become a cardiologist. The first is they need to go to a 4-year university and earn a bachelor's degree. Once they have completed that, they need to go to medical school and graduate from medical school. After graduating from medical school, they must complete several years or internal medicine and cardiology training.

Job Description

Cardiologist diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases of the heart and blood vessels. They are some of the most highly specialized physicians in the medical field. Often work as part of a team and not so much as solo practitioners.


The average cardiologist makes an average of $512,000 a year. The lower 10% is at $259,000 a year while the 90% is at $570,000 a year. It all depends on how long you've been a cardiologist for.


Stanford University

University of Pennsylvania

Cornell University

Interventional Cardiologist Job Description : Interventional Cardiologist Job Description

Expected growth

By the year 2020, the cardiology field is expected to almost double in worth from 5 billion dollars in 2012 to $9.4 billion dollars in 2020. As the years go by, it is expected to keep growing with no decline in between.
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