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Occupational Employment Statistics


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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 4011$32.97/hr$22.86/hr$27.14/hr$30.59/hr$37.52/hr$49.66/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services990$33.31/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State 30$34.66/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 40$30.59/hr6.4%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 80$38.34/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 80$29.93/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 80$38.34/hr5.7%
Southeast Minnesota 200$33.31/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 660$34.66/hr7.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 670$34.67/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,080$33.52/hr6.7%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 1,570$43.81/hr17.7%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 250$49.00/hr6.4%
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 4,130$37.72/hr7.1%
Respiratory Therapists 1,420$39.64/hr20.5%

  • Observe gauges, recorder, and video screens of data analysis system during imaging of cardiovascular system.
  • 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.
  • Observe ultrasound display screen and listen to signals to record vascular information, such as blood pressure, limb volume changes, oxygen saturation, or cerebral circulation.
  • Compare measurements of heart wall thickness and chamber sizes to standard norms to identify abnormalities.
  • Operate diagnostic imaging equipment to produce contrast enhanced radiographs of heart and cardiovascular system.
  • Transcribe, type, and distribute reports of diagnostic procedures for interpretation by physician.
  • Assess cardiac physiology and calculate valve areas from blood flow velocity measurements.
  • Monitor patients' blood pressure and heart rate using electrocardiogram (EKG) equipment during diagnostic or therapeutic procedures to notify the physician if something appears wrong.