Cardiovascular Technology Training in New York - NY
By Joanna Pelletier, allied health world contributing writer
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Cardiovascular Technology jobs in New York are available through any major hospital in the state. Presbyterian Hospital, Bellevue Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and Brookdale Hospital are just a few examples of hospitals that provide cardiovascular technologist jobs to those with formal training.
Students typically receive training throughout the course of their cardiovascular technologist training programs, which work in conjunction with hospitals to create a learning environment that cultivates the theoretical skills they obtain through their classes (on-site clinical training is usually included as a part of a student's course curriculum). When New York students complete the on-site portion of their training programs, they explore specific areas of interest (e.g., echocardiography) under the direct supervision of a practicing cardiovascular technologist.
Once students have successfully completed their education, they can apply for national certification through Cardiac Care International (www.cci-online), the Association of Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, or another organization that specializes in cardiovascular technologist certification in New York. Certification for this field typically occurs through an exam administered by one of these organizations.
Cardiovascular technologist certificates are valid for up to two years in New York state. In order to renew a cardiovascular technologist certification, applicants must participate in—and keep track of—a number of activities that advance their knowledge of the profession throughout the two-year certification period (e.g., seminars, college classes, and symposiums). Once they renew, their certification will be valid for another two years.