Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist Major

This major is a program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians and nurses, to perform both cardiovascular and pulmonary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

Includes instruction in cardiopulmonary pharmacology; anatomy and physiology of the heart, peripheral vascular system, and lungs; pulmonary and cardiovascular disease and dysfunction; peripheral vascular Doppler procedures; invasive and non-invasive cardiology; pulmonary function tests; blood gas analysis; echocardiograph procedures; bronchoscopy; patient management; patient history taking and record-keeping; applications to clinical research; and emergency procedures.

What can you do with a major/degree in Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist Major?

If you work as a Cardiovascular Technician or Technologist, you conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic, therapeutic, or research purposes. May conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity, and similar tests.


Job opportunities for cardiovascular technician and technologists are very good in the future as this career subsector is expected to see a five-seven percent (5-7%) growth 2019-2029.


Sometimes, an earned certificate with on-the-job experience will get you into this career area.  However, an associate degree is preferred.  Most states require license or certification.  Employers prefer to hire cardiovascular technician or technologist who have completed an associate degree program.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.



Publications/Magazines in Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist Major