Vascular Technologist Salary
|Salary||$52,646 - $102,129|
|Total Pay (||$49,385 - $87,190|
|Hourly Rate||$22.96 - $40.50|
|Overtime||$10.21 - $58.55|
|Total Pay (||$49,385 - $87,190|
Job Description for Vascular Technologist
A vascular technologist takes images of the vascular system through ultrasound and x-ray equipment. These technologies utilize sound waves of high frequency in order to gather images of the patient without having to perform surgery. Some areas of focus are carotid, venous, and arterial imaging.Read More...
The technologist is required to have gone through relevant schooling in order to differentiate the various body parts with the imaging machines and to be able to aid doctors with diagnosis. The job is carried out in a hospital, clinic, or private practice. It is important to be familiar with the machinery to detect when it is not operating correctly. Regular maintenance and troubleshooting may have to be carried out by the technologist. Some positions require the technologist to have flexible scheduling and to be oncall whenever needed. Good customer service skills are needed in order to be able to calm patients and adequately explain the procedures.
The technologist should be a registered vascular technologist with the American Heart Association and have certification in basic life support. It is important to keep up to date with laws, company policy, and new developments in the imaging technology field. This job can be stressful, as it is often carried out in a busy hospital environment. It also may sometimes be physically strenuous, as the technologist will have to stand for long periods of time and sometimes have to lift objects. Strong oral and written skills, along with report making and computer skills, are important in order to be able to communicate well with doctors and other medical personnel. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Vascular Technologist Tasks
- Operate ultrasound equipment to produce and record images according to physician's directive.
- Prepare and position patient for ultrasound exam and explain procedure, perform non-invasive vascular tests.
- Process and code film, video and images from procedures and complete appropriate documentation.
- Create two-dimensional recordings of vascular system using Doppler, Ultrasound and related equipment.
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Pay by Experience Level for Vascular Technologist
Pay by Experience for a Vascular Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Vascular Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 127 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Vascular Technologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 66 salaries. An experienced Vascular Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 53 salaries. A Vascular Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 27 salaries.
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