Cardiology Technician Salary
Cardiology Technicians in the United States take home an average $17.17 per hour. A fair number claim medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision coverage. Job satisfaction for Cardiology Technicians is extremely high. Female Cardiology Technicians far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Cardiology Technician
Cardiology technicians are responsible for facilitating assessments and imaging work for cardiologists and providing a pleasant experience for all patients and staff. They should work efficiently in a team setting with other technicians to complete cardiology tasks in a timely manner, and must also verify that all supplies and equipment are clean and functioning properly.Read More...
Strong interpersonal skills are important in this position to communicate clearly with patients and families, and they typically work in a medical setting and use protective gear such as sterile gloves and lab coats. These technicians must be organized and pay close attention to detail to complete medical forms, and use a personal computer to log interactions, report issues with cardiology devices, order new products, and submit information. They also report their progress to the cardiologist in charge.
Cardiology technicians must communicate regularly with the cardiology lab to help process results and verify that all imaging processes are completed according to surgeons' specifications. They may assist in connecting monitors and checking pacemakers for patients and must always follow strict safety and privacy guidelines to prevent accidents and protect confidentiality. They should also have a positive attitude and be able to multitask on a variety of projects at once.
An associate's degree in cardiology technology is generally required for this position, and prior experience in cardiology is highly beneficial. Industry certifications are also helpful.
Cardiology Technician Tasks
- Operate electrocardiogram equipment to perform routine or emergency tests.
- Monitor and document test results.
- Advise physicians in diagnosis and treatment of cardiac, vascular, or blood vessel issues.
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Pay by Experience Level for Cardiology Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Cardiology Technicians with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $29K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $34K. On average, Cardiology Technicians make $45K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $51K.