Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

29-2031 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. Includes vascular technologists.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 203$32.05/hr$22.98/hr$26.32/hr$30.21/hr$36.53/hr$45.58/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services1,300$32.36/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/A$30.54/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/A$30.70/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State 10$36.29/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 20$30.21/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 20$30.21/hr8.3%
Northeast Minnesota 40$34.11/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$33.42/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 80$26.75/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 140$34.69/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 580$33.42/hr9.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 610$33.57/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,310$32.39/hr9.6%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 1,310$38.91/hr20.5%
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 1,140$26.30/hr14.9%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 240$42.71/hr11.8%
Respiratory Therapists 1,950$33.37/hr11.4%
Surgical Technologists 2,340$28.63/hr10.5%


  • Conduct electrocardiogram (EKG), phonocardiogram, echocardiogram, stress testing, or other cardiovascular tests to record patients' cardiac activity, using specialized electronic test equipment, recording devices, or laboratory instruments.
  • Prepare and position patients for testing.
  • Explain testing procedures to patients to obtain cooperation and reduce anxiety.
  • Monitor patients' blood pressure and heart rate using electrocardiogram (EKG) equipment during diagnostic or therapeutic procedures to notify the physician if something appears wrong.
  • Obtain and record patient identification, medical history, or test results.
  • Check, test, and maintain cardiology equipment, making minor repairs when necessary, to ensure proper operation.
  • Adjust equipment and controls according to physicians' orders or established protocol.
  • Monitor patients' comfort and safety during tests, alerting physicians to abnormalities or changes in patient responses.
  • Attach electrodes to the patients' chests, arms, and legs, connect electrodes to leads from the electrocardiogram (EKG) machine, and operate the EKG machine to obtain a reading.
  • Attach electrodes to the patients' chests, arms, and legs, connect electrodes to leads from the electrocardiogram (EKG) machine, and operate the EKG machine to obtain a reading.