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Cardiovascular Technology - Echocardiography Program

Career Outlook

What does the future hold for me as a Cardiovascular Technologist?
The Cardiovascular Technology Program is designed to provide the basis for a wide variety of higher entry level job opportunities and a broader base for promotion and career development.  Associate degree programs also provide a firm foundation for further education, including baccalaureate degree study.

According to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics,  2013-14 Occupational Outlook Handbook, “Employment is expected to grow by 39 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than average for all occupations. As imaging technology evolves, medical facilities will use it to replace more invasive, costly procedures.”

"Although hospitals remain the primary employer of cardiovascular technologists and technicians and vascular technologists, employment is expected to grow more rapidly in physicians' offices and in medical and diagnostic laboratories. Employment in these healthcare settings is expected to increase because of a shift toward outpatient care whenever possible."

Salary Range
According to www.bls.gov, in 2010, the median annual wage of diagnostic medical sonographers was $64,380.