Cardiology Technologist: Career Diploma Summary

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A cardiology technologist diploma leads to an exciting career as a specialist in procedures that allow physicians to examine and treat heart ailments. Typical coursework includes heart pathology, cardio tech clinic, pharmacology and basic patient care. Read on to find out more.
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What is a Cardiology Technologist Diploma?

In this diploma program, you learn about invasive procedures that are performed on the heart. The role of the cardiology technologist is to assist the physicians or surgeons in performing these procedures, and to be a part of a team.

Skills You Will Learn

Cardiology technologists learn how to insert catheters into a patient's groin and thread them into the heart via blood vessels after first administering anaesthetic and prepping the patient. They also assist in balloon angioplasties. During these procedures, cardiology technologists are responsible for monitoring EKGs and vital signs.

Courses

A typical cardiology technologist diploma program will contain the following courses:

  • Heart Pathology
  • Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology
  • Principles of Invasive Cardiovascular Technology
  • Cardio Tech Clinic
  • Pharmacology
  • Basic Patient Care

Why Get a Cardiology Technologist Diploma?

Practicing cardiology technologists must be certified. The best way to do this is to gain certification through an accredited diploma program. A cardiology technologist diploma ensures that you have the requisite skills and knowledge to practice professionally.

What Can I do with a Cardiology Technologist Diploma?

With this diploma you can go on to find work as a cardiology technologist in a hospital, private physician's practice, imaging center, or other healthcare facility.

Job Outlook and Salary

Cardiology technologists can expect a booming job market upon completion of their diploma. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov) predicts that the demand for these positions will grow much faster than normal until at least the year 2014. The median annual income for cardiology technologists in 2004 was around $39,000.

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