Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians


Conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic purposes. May conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary-functions, lung capacity, and similar tests. Include vascular technologists.


Top Industry of Employment

  1. Hospitals

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 680 16.03 10.21 18.94 33,340 21,230 39,390
Columbia MSA 20 15.76 10.74 18.27 32,790 22,340 38,010
Springfield MSA 30 16.08 9.75 19.25 33,450 20,280 40,040
St Louis MSA 400 16.64 10.48 19.72 34,610 21,790 41,030
Kansas City* 110 15.39 10.19 18.00 32,020 21,192 37,434
Central Region* 50 15.48 12.11 17.17 32,202 25,189 35,709
Northwest Region* 20 18.46 11.90 21.73 38,389 24,750 45,208
Ozark Region* 30 16.20 9.75 19.43 33,697 20,282 40,405
Southeast Region* 20 11.20 8.88 12.35 23,288 18,474 25,695
Southwest Region* 40 16.68 10.74 19.65 34,700 22,337 40,881
St. Louis City* 140 16.41 10.44 19.40 34,133 21,715 40,342
St. Louis County* 160 16.87 10.27 20.17 35,089 21,365 41,952

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 580 760 180 31.03 31 Good
Kansas City MSA 270 370 100 37.04 15 Good
St Louis MSA 330 420 90 27.27 17 Good
Central Region* 40 50 10 25.00 2 Caution
Northeast Region* 20 20 .00 Caution
Southeast Region* 30 40 10 33.33 2 Caution
Southwest Region* 40 60 20 50.00 3 Good

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires Associate degree in one of the following
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician
Perfusion Technology/Perfusionist
Cardiopulmonary Technology/Technologist (NEW)