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 Dept. of Labor and Statistics, the job outlook is expected to grow much faster than average through the year 2018. 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.
- 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
As stated by the US Department of Labor and statistics, entry level income for both the non-invasive or the invasive fields are in the area of $47,000 per year with more possible through "on-call" hours (where you remain available to work overnight or on weekends).
Please visit the CPCC Career Center for more information on careers in Cardiovascular Technology.