Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab) Salary
|Salary||$38,978 - $89,292|
|Bonus||$515 - $15,125|
|Total Pay (|
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).)
|$42,468 - $83,609|
|Hourly Rate||$20.23 - $36.86|
|Overtime||$23.96 - $57.13|
|Bonus||$515 - $15,125|
|Total Pay (||$42,468 - $83,609|
Job Description for Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab)
A position as a cardiovascular technologist offers an extremely rewarding career. You work side by side with other medical professionals to ensure the safety and health of patients. A cardiovascular technologist (cath lab) technician will need to have a thorough knowledge and work experience with the cardiovascular technologist career field.Read More...
The typical work tasks associated with being a cardiovascular technologist are assisting physicians in both invasive and non-invasive procedures, operating medical equipment, providing support in emergency situations. This technologist also circulates, scrubs, and records diagnostic and interventional procedures in adult and pediatric settings as needed. The typical workday for a cardiovascular technologist will be a regular day shift, but there will often be times when early and late hours are required to service patients.
In order to qualify for a position as a cardiovascular technologist, a candidate will need to have the required certifications and education, depending on the state and organization. In order to succeed in the career of being a cardiovascular technologist (cath lab), an individual will require both analytical and technical skills. Due to the nature of the position, there is also a great need to be able to perform the required tasks in stressful situations. In order to be effective in this position, good communication skills are required. You will be working directly with patients, as well as communicating diagnostic information to other medical professionals. Choosing a career as a cardiovascular technologist (cath lab) will provide a great learning experience, along with the general good feeling of working and ensuring the health of patients.
Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab) 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.
Common Career Paths for Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab)
Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Cardiac Catheterization Technologist. The two jobs pay about the same on average. Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists most frequently become Cardiovascular Technologists and Cardiovascular Technicians even though median compensation is $6K lower and $17K lower, respectively.
Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab) Job Listings
Search for more jobs:
Popular Skills for Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab)
Job skills reported by Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists are limited. Most notably, skills in Cardiology, Interventional Radiology, electrophysiology, and Radiology are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Cardiology also know Radiology.
Pay by Experience Level for Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average beginner in this position makes around $53K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $61K. Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $69K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $74K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.
Pay Difference by Location
Chicago offers some of the highest pay in the country for Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists, 38 percent above the national average. Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Milwaukee (+23 percent), Dallas (+16 percent), Denver (+15 percent), and San Diego (+7 percent). Tulsa is the lowest-paying area, 8 percent south of the national average. Employers in Austin and Charlotte also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).
Related Job Salaries
Key Stats for Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab)
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.