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Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist
Required Education & Licensure
The education requirement is a bachelor's degree. Licensure requires credentialing from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (AART), basic Life Support (BLS) Certificate, and successful completion of course work in cardiac arrhythmia and EKG and two (2) years of experience in invasive cardiology procedures.
What do they do?
They help diagnose and treat blood vessel and heart diseases. See program description at Armstrong Radiologic Sciences.
Where do they work?
Hospitals and physician groups who diagnose and treat cardiovascular diseases and work within cardiac catheterization departments, electrophysiology laboratories, and angiography departments
- Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals
- Cardiovascular Credentialing International
- The Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals
According to the Department of Labor, median annual earnings of cardiovascular technologists and technicians were $53,990 in May 2013. The middle 50 (25th to 75th percentile) earned between $37,200 and $69,090.