Cardiovascular Technologist Salary
|Salary||$39,236 - $87,615|
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$35,725 - $76,901|
|Hourly Rate||$16.76 - $35.25|
|Overtime||$25.75 - $50.56|
|Total Pay (||$35,725 - $76,901|
Job Description for Cardiovascular Technologist
Cardiovascular technologists provide support and help to a doctor in the diagnoses of adults and children with heart problems. Some of the procedures the cardiovascular technologist will encounter include EKG monitoring, stress test monitoring, and pacemaker monitoring.Read More...
The cardiovascular technologist must troubleshoot any problems that come up with the testing equipment and fill out the appropriate paperwork for repairs. The cardiovascular technologist also frequently works with engineers from the cardiac department to make sure the testing equipment is working properly. The cardiovascular technologist will also be responsible for the training of new staff in simple procedures. The cardiovascular technologist will also make sure the patient and the patient’s family are well-informed about the procedure, including the risks and the benefits.
Some of the requirements of being a cardiovascular technologist include an associate’s degree in invasive cardiology or an IBRHE certificate. The cardiovascular technologist must also be registered with the state as a Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist. The cardiovascular technologist also is required to have one year of Invasive Cardiology Laboratory experience. Finally, they must possess one of the following certifications: RCES, RCIS, or CEPS. The cardiovascular technologist must be ready at all times for different scenarios. Some of these scenarios may be emergency-related, and the cardiovascular technologist is required to be able to handle these situations in a calm and collected manner.
Cardiovascular Technologist Tasks
- Conduct cardiovascular tests to record patients' cardiac activity using specialized electronic test equipment, recording devices and laboratory instruments.
- Prepare reports of diagnostic procedures for interpretation by physician.
- Prepare and position patients for invasive heart procedures.
- Monitor gauges, recorder and video screens of computer system during imaging of cardiovascular system.
Pay by Experience Level for Cardiovascular Technologist
Pay by Experience for a Cardiovascular Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Cardiovascular Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 161 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cardiovascular Technologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 68 salaries. An experienced Cardiovascular Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 65 salaries. A Cardiovascular Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 28 salaries.
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