Invasive Cardiovascular Technology

Would you like a challenging and fast-paced health career that’s projected to be one of the fastest-growing this decade? Do you dream of a career where you have the opportunity to make a difference every day?

Consider a career in Invasive Cardiovascular Technology.

The Invasive Cardiovascular Technology program, unique to El Centro within the colleges of DCCCD, is a challenging, multifaceted program designed to produce well-trained, highly qualified medical professionals.

Graduates of our program consistently perform above the national average on the national board exam and are automatically awarded the limited medical radiology technology credential by the Texas State Board of Health.

What Does an Invasive Cardiovascular Technologist Do?

Invasive cardiovascular technologists work in cardiac catheterization labs. They assist cardiologists and vascular surgeons in invasive procedures such as implanting pacemakers and stents to relieve heart blockages, and may open blockages for patients on dialysis.

Take a look at Invasive Cardiovascular Technology at a Glance for a short summary of job duties and conditions.

Why is This a Good Career Bet?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health-related occupations will add the most new jobs to the economy — nearly one-third of the total increase — through 2024.

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth for cardiovascular technologists at 43 percent over the next decade. It also lists cardiovascular technologists technician as ninth in its 39 fastest-growing occupations.

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Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Degree and Certificate Options

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