Career Outlook

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. As imaging technology evolves, medical facilities will use it to replace more invasive, costly procedures.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment is expected to grow by 24 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than average for all occupations. While salaries vary depending upon shift differential, on-call pay, and years of experience, the US Department of Labor estimated the median salary in 2016 to be $64,280 per year.