technologists and technicians assist physicians in diagnosing and
treating cardiac (heart) and peripheral vascular (blood vessel)
They schedule appointments,
perform ultrasound or cardiovascular procedures, review doctors'
interpretations and patient files, and monitor patients' heart rates.
They also operate and care for testing equipment, explain test
procedures, and compare findings to a standard to identify problems.
Other day-to-day activities vary significantly between specialties.
technologists may specialize in any of three areas of practice: invasive
cardiology, echocardiography, or vascular technology.
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.