Graduates of the Cardiovascular Technology
Program at Grossmont College are actively recruited by hospitals and
clinics in the San Diego area and throughout the country. Employment
opportunities are excellent and current trends indicate that demand
exceeds supply now and for the foreseeable future.
The CVT Program at Grossmont College has graduated
approximately 1500 technologists since 1972. Most of those
graduates are practicing their clinical skills in Cardiac
Catheterization, Echocardiography or Vascular Technology labs
throughout the nation. Clinical practice requires a commitment to
continuing education, constantly learning new techniques and
instrumentation as the field evolves. Job availability, salaries
and benefits are excellent. Of course the bottom line is the fact
that a technologist uses their clinical skills to help people feel
better and live longer.
For some on-line sources for job
listings, refer to: "Job Listings" on the menu.
Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Related Department Lead,
Supervisor, Manager, or Director (with advanced Degree)
Equipment, Pharmaceutical and
Customer Service Specialist
Research and Development
The career ladder for a
Cardiovascular Technologist includes the following:
- Education -
Be a teacher!
- Research -
Since CVT is one of the "HI TECH" areas of medicine,
there are many opportunities to participate in clinical
research. Some of our graduates have returned to school
following a period of clinical experience. They take
courses in math, computer science, statistics, etc., in
order to prepare to work in research.
- Administrative/Management Positions - Most large
cardiology departments have a non-physician manager to
manage the administrative aspects of the service. Most
require continuing education in these areas.
Specialist - Working for companies that manufacture the
equipment we use in clinical practice. Examples include
companies like Hewlett Packard, Accuson and Toshiba who
hire Application Specialists to demonstrate their
machines to prospective customers and to train local
staff following a purchase.
Equipment Sales - (May be combined with Applications as
described above) Probably the most lucrative of all of
the areas. The equipment we use in clinical practice is
- There are
many varied career opportunities associated with
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