Demand for Cardiovascular Technologists
The national demand for cardiovascular technologists is expected to be significant according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.* This is due to the growth in the aging population, more non-invasive screening measures being used, and the need to replace workers in the field.
The Growth in the Aging Population
Many health careers are expected to increase in demand because of the aging population. In the case of the expected need for cardiovascular technologists, it is no different. This is because as people get older, they tend to have a higher heart rate and vascular issues.
More Non-Invasive Measures Being Used
As medical advancements are made, often the procedures used to detect disease become less invasive for the patient and less costly for the medical facility. The ultrasound imaging and radiology procedures performed by cardiovascular technologists fit into this category. What’s more is that these procedures are also being used more often as a preventive measure to detect cardiovascular risks earlier. These factors can create a demand for qualified cardiovascular technologists.
The Need to Replace Workers in the Field
Because there will be a need for more cardiovascular technologists, there will also be more positions available when workers leave their positions to pursue other opportunities, advance or retire.
If you are interested in assisting physicians in detecting and treating disorders of the heart and blood vessels, this may be a good time to pursue training in this field. With the expected demand, you should be able to find school that offer cardiovascular technology training programs near you.
Bureau of Labor Statistics [http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos100.htm] – These are national statistics, conditions in your area may vary.
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