Special Technologies and Services
Cardiovascular Technologist

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Salary: $25,604 - $50,216
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Hourly: $15.18 - $29.47
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Outlook: 4 Stars
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Length of Training: 1-2 years
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Length of Training
Training programs average two years, although they may range from one to four years depending on previous experience and the area of specialization chosen. The curriculum includes core courses in human physiology, invasive and noninvasive cardiology techniques, and clinical experiences.

Licensure/Certification
State licensure is not required at the present time. The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) offers registry exams for those who have graduated from approved programs with work experience in echocardiographic and vascular technology. Credentialing is also available through Cardiovascular Credentialing International, Inc. (CCI).

Educational Programs

University or College City Degree*
Alvin Community College Alvin A
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El Centro College (DCCCD) Dallas A
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Houston Community College System (HCCS) Houston A
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St. Philip's College (ACCD) San Antonio A
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*D- Doctorate  M-Masters  B-Bachelor  A-Associates  C-Certificate