Cardiovascular Technologist and Technician

Career Overview

Cardiovascular technologists and technicians operate electrocardiogram and other electronic equipment to record cardiac activity of patients to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.


Completing a two-year college program or four-year bachelor's degree in cardiovascular technology may be necessary to obtain these positions.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$28,000 /yr
$55,000 /yr
$89,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Physics
  • Science - as much as possible, including biology!
  • Anatomy
Work Environment

Cardiovascular technologists and technicians work predominantly in lab and hospital settings. Sometimes they are also found in private clinics.

Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks very good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada