A perfusionist runs the heart-lung machine during heart surgery.
A four-year bachelor’s degree in cardiovascular perfusion or a related field is required to work in this career. It may also be possible to earn a four-year bachelor’s degree in a science-related field like biology, anatomy, or chemistry, then take appropriate courses to earn a certificate in perfusion.
The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.
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Perfusionists typically work in hospitals and surgical centers.
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