Skills Cardiovascular Technologist in British Columbia

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "cardiovascular technologist" was moved from the group Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c. (NOC 3217) to the group Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists (NOC 32123).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a cardiovascular technologist in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c. (NOC 32123).


  • Check, calibrate and perform routine maintenance to equipment
  • Train and supervise students, other technologists or nurses
  • Operate electromyography and diagnostic equipment
  • Prepare recordings and reports of findings for physicians
  • Review patient's case history and assess nature of problem to determine procedures and tests required
  • Take notes on the recorded graph to identify interference
  • Monitor cardiac activity and record results
  • Operate electrocardiographs, cardiac ultrasound and other electronic equipment
  • Perform cardiovascular procedures and tests
  • Prepare reports for interpretation by cardiologists
  • Reprogram pacemakers according to required standards

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


  • Analysis Help -
    • Analyzing Information
    • Inspecting and Testing
  • Service and Care Help -
    • Treating People/Animals
    • Serving Others
  • Management Help -
    • Supervising
  • Communication Help -
    • Teaching and Training
    • Professional Communicating
  • Information Handling Help -
    • Processing Information
  • Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery Help -
    • Debugging and Reprogramming Technical Systems
    • Using Specialized Instrumentation and Equipment


  • Mathematics and Science Help -
    • Biology
  • Business, Finance and Management Help -
    • Client Service
  • Engineering and Technology Help -
    • Computer and Information Systems
  • Health Services Help -
    • Medicine
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