Cardiovascular technologists and technicians spend a significant amount of time standing, walking and sometimes heavy lifting in order to move equipment or transfer patients. Catheterization technologists may face stressful job conditions because they work closely with patients with serious heart conditions.
What is the difference between a cardiovascular technologist and technician?
Cardiovascular technologists and cardiovascular technicians both play key roles in the medical care of a patient's heart. Technologists may specialize and assist physicians with treatments or perform medical tests. Technicians primarily