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WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN... CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGY www.sc.edu/career
car·dio·vas·cu·lar Of, relating to, or involving the heart and blood vessels * * "Cardiovascular." Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary. Merriam- Webster, Inc. 24 Jul. 2009.. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Cardiovascular Last updated 3/2011 by A. Bervine
Cardiovascular Technology Majors Study Anatomy, human physiology, organic chemistry, and physics The role of the cardiovascular technologist may range from recording and/or reviewing patient’s history, performing cardiovascular diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and analyzing patient data for interpretation by a physician...and more
Specializations n Bachelor's Degree/Entry Level –Cardiac catheterization –Cardiovascular technologist –Echocardiographer –Vascular technologist –Diagnostic medical sonographer –Medical researcher n Further Education Required – Public health administrator – Physician – University educator Most undergraduate programs offer a general course of study as well as many specializations that can be pursued with additional study. These include, but are not limited to :
Cardiovascular Technology At The University Of South Carolina Undergraduate Options Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS) Major: Cardiovascular Technology
Cardiovascular Technology Majors Develop Skills In Sonography Clinical Coursework Didactic Coursework Vascular Technology Information handling & organization Problem solving Teamwork Operating scientific equipment
Cardiovascular Technology Majors Develop Skills In Analytical & quantitative abilities Oral & written communication Independent working Curiosity and creativity Technical skills Cardiovascular technology theory & practical knowledge
Employment This course of study includes taking the national registry exam in cardiovascular technology. A passing score on this examination, combined with a satisfactory academic transcript, are the requirements to become a licensed cardiovascular technologist. The role of the cardiovascular technologist may range from recording and/or reviewing patient’s history, performing cardiovascular diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and analyzing patient data for interpretation by a physician.
Employment Settings Hospital: This is a very fast-paced environment. This may include performing EKG’s, stress tests, and Holter monitoring. It may also include performing invasive cardiovascular catheterization. This position involves being in close contact with patients with serious heart ailments. Some patients may encounter complications that have life-or-death implications.
Sample Occupational Titles Associated With Hospital Echocardiographer Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Cardiac Catheterization Electrocardiograph Technician Cardiovascular Technician Vascular Technologist
Employment Settings Clinical (Doctor Office): Cardiovascular technologists and technicians schedule appointments perform ultrasound or cardiovascular procedures, review doctors’ interpretations and patient files, and monitor patients’ heart rates. They also operate and care for testing equipment, explain test procedures, and compare findings to a standard to identify problems. Other day-to-day activities vary significantly between specialties.
Sample Occupational Titles Associated With Clinical (Doctor Office) Echocardiographer Cardiovascular Technician Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Electrocardiograph Technician
Employment Settings Education: Includes classroom instruction, curricula development, research, writing, administration, program management, and lecturing. Teaching and research positions at colleges and universities require an advanced degree. Most other teaching positions require proper certification.
Sample Occupational Titles Associated With Education Administrator Admissions Evaluator Author/Writer Career Counselor College or University Professor Financial Aid Director Guidance Counselor Health Educator Lecturer Primary School Teacher Program Manager Residence Hall Director Secondary School Teacher Student Affairs Professional Text Writer Medical Librarian
Other Occupational Settings For Cardiovascular Technology Majors Related Department Manager Medical Equipment Sales Representative Medicine Researcher Cardiology Supervisor
Strategies For Developing Skills To Get The Job You Want Pursue an excellent academic record Obtain part-time, summer, or internship work experience Volunteer with service and counseling organizations Become fluent in a foreign language Obtain a minor in an additional area of interest (i.E. Language, business, education) Develop strong writing and speaking skills Develop strong quantitative and statistical skills
Strategies For Developing Skills To Get The Job You Want Become comfortable working with people from different backgrounds and cultures Secure leadership positions in campus or community groups Obtain teaching certification Shadow the work of a professional
Books And Web Resources Books Careers in Health Care by Mardinly Swanson Web Resources Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals http://www.acp- online.org/http://www.acp- online.org/ Cardio Working http://www.cardioworking.com/ http://www.cardioworking.com/ Getting Started in the Field of Cardiovascular Technology - http://www.articlealley.com/article _225282_36.html http://www.articlealley.com/article _225282_36.html
Resources For More Information On Cardiovascular Technology Department of Cardiovascular Technology www.cas.sc.edu/cdvt/ Career Center Library http://www.sc.edu/career/Library/library.html Cardiovascular Technology Related Websites http://www.sc.edu/career/la/cardiotech.html CAS Career Development Website www.sc.edu/career/cascdp/index.html
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