Cardiovascular Technologists & Technicians
Also called: Cardiology Technician, Cardiovascular Technician, Cardiovascular Technologist (CVT), Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS)
In the Air Force: Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Apprentice; Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Craftsman; Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Helper; Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Journeyman; Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Manager; Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Superintendent
In the Army: Cardiovascular Specialist
In the Marine Corps: Cardiovascular Specialist
In the Navy: Cardiovascular Technician
- Conduct electrocardiogram (EKG), phonocardiogram, echocardiogram, stress testing, or other cardiovascular tests to record patients' cardiac activity, using specialized electronic test equipment, recording devices, or laboratory instruments.
- Explain testing procedures to patients to obtain cooperation and reduce anxiety.
- Monitor patients' blood pressure and heart rate using electrocardiogram (EKG) equipment during diagnostic or therapeutic procedures to notify the physician if something appears wrong.
Arts and Humanities
Engineering and Technology
Ideas and Logic
Hand and Finger Use
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
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