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Program Spotlight: Cardiovascular Technology, a career with heart

Students in the CVT program at HCC.

Cardiovascular technologists (CVTs) work with patients in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac and peripheral vascular disease. They may work in cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology laboratories to perform diagnostic tests and procedures under the direction of a physician.

Like many allied health careers, the need for CVTs is projected to grow. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of CVTs, diagnostic medical sonographers, and vascular technologist is expected to grow by 17% through 2026.

Greg Howard, a student at Howard Community College (HCC), recently earned a certificate in cardiac monitoring and analysis from the college. He will continue his education at HCC to work toward his associate degree in cardiovascular technology.

“A career in allied health allows me to be in service to others,” said Howard. “What we do is restorative for patients and their families.”

Outside of the classroom, Howard volunteers his time to teach and counsel men battling addiction and homelessness in Baltimore. He sees humility and service to others as keys to overcoming life’s challenges.

“Retaining the humility necessary to work through any learning curve will afford you the benefit of true academic excellence the rest of your life,” explained Howard, as he reflected on his recent award. “A life dedicated to the service of humankind is the surest way to fulfill yourself personally and ensure lifelong growth.”

Ready to make a difference? Learn more about the nursing and allied health programs at HCC.

Apply today. Spring semester starts January 30.

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