What is a Cardiovascular Technologist?
A cardiovascular technologist is an allied health professional who performs highly specialized procedures leading to the diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired heart disease. The cardiovascular technologist possesses technical and cognitive skills necessary to provide quality care practices for the evaluation of varied pathophysiologic states.
With clinical sites in Charlotte, NC and throughout Mecklenburg County as well as in Cabarrus, Catawba, Gaston, Rowan and Union Counties, the Cardiovascular Technology Program is your gateway to achieving the academic and clinical training required to work as a Cardiovascular Specialist in today's rapidly changing and technologically advanced health care system.
At CPCC, we teach students to be leaders in their industry.
Careers in Cardiovascular Technology
Nationally, Cardiovascular Technology has been, and still is, a rapidly advancing specialty in high demand. Within a very technically-focused and satisfying scope of practice, Cardiovascular Technologists are in demand across the nation with the future employment outlook being very good. According to the US Department of Labor and Statistics, the job outlook is expected to grow 39% (much faster than average) through the year 2022. More reasons leading to a bright employment outlook are:
- As the population ages as older people have a higher incidence of heart problems resulting in more procedures.
- Currently, a shortage of trained cardiovascular technologists exists nationwide with opportunities in hospitals, clinics, physician offices, mobile companies and traveling agencies.
Entry level income for fields are between $45,000 - $55,000 per year with more possible through "on-call" hours (where you remain available to work overnight or on weekends).
The Cardiovascular Technology Program at CPCC is nationally accredited through The Council on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP) in both the Invasive and Noninvasive cardiology concentrations.
The Board of Directors of CAAHEP as well as the Joint Review Committee on Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT) recognized the programs "substantial compliance" with the nationally established accreditation standards set by CAAHEP, the American College of Cardiology, the Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals, the American College of Radiology the American Society of Echocardiography and the Society of Vascular Ultrasound.
This very high accomplishment demonstrates the commitment to excellence by the faculty, administration and the clinical sites, and we hope to become actively involved in shaping your career!
Graduates of the CPCC Cardiovascular Technology Program are eligible to take the cardiovascular technology registry immediately upon graduation through Cardiovascular Credentialing International or the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
If you would like to explore this opportunity within health care, apply today!