Cardiovascular interventional technologists use imaging technology to help physicians diagnose cardiac (heart) and peripheral vascular (blood vessel) ailments in patients. They also help physicians treat problems with cardiac and vascular systems, such as blood clots.

Cardiovascular interventional technologists work primarily in healthcare facilities.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment is expected to grow by 29 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than average for all occupations. As imaging technology evolves, medical facilities will use it to replace more invasive, costly procedures.