Technician in graphic methods in cardiology - Salary and Career
Technologists and technicians in diagnostic and therapeutic methods

Technician in graphic methods in cardiology - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They perform diagnostic or treatment exams, process images and/or graphics, plan care, organize the work area, equipment and accessories, operate equipment, prepare patients for diagnostic or treatment exams, act in the orientation of patients, family members and caregivers and work with biosecurity.

How much does an Technician in graphic methods in cardiology earn

A Technician in graphic methods in cardiology earns between $1.234 and $2.826 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.582 and a median salary of $1.454 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 254 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Technician in graphic methods in cardiology

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.582 18.981 395 8
1º Quartile 1.234 14.807 308 6
Median Salary 1.454 17.445 363 7
3º Quartile 2.155 25.862 539 11
Higher Salary 2.826 33.911 706 14

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the biological, biochemical, health sciences
      • technicians in operation of diagnostic equipment and instruments
        • technologists and technicians in diagnostic and therapeutic methods

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Main workplaces

Technologists and technicians in diagnostic and therapeutic methods they perform their duties in medical, dental and ophthalmic clinics, outpatient clinics, hospitals and specialized laboratories. They are salaried employees, with a formal contract, but some can work as self-employed. They work in a team, supervised by doctors, permanently and/or occasionally. They work in shifts, indoors and most subject to radiation and toxic material.

What does it take to work in the field of Technologists and technicians in diagnostic and therapeutic methods

The exercise of these occupations requires higher education in technology in the operation of medical, dental and ophthalmic equipment and high school technical training, except for the spirometry technician, whose requirement is high school, plus a specific course, offered by professional training institutions, technical schools and training institutions in higher technology courses. Professional experience is not required for the technological level for the technical level, it occurs after experience of less than one year in the area, noting that for the spirometry technician, the full performance of the activities occurs after the performance and analysis of at least 200 exams. Professional apprenticeship may be required for Positions listed in this occupational family.

Functions and activities of Technician in graphic methods in cardiology

Technologists and technicians in diagnostic and therapeutic methods must:

  • planning attendance;
  • planejar service;
  • communicate;
  • plan attendance;
  • process images and/or graphics;
  • organize work area, equipment and accessories;
  • plan care;
  • work with biosafety;
  • work with biosafety;
  • care plan;
  • planner attendance;
  • advise the patient;
  • prepare patient for diagnostic examination;
  • guide patient;
  • guide the patient;
  • planning service;
  • orient patient;
  • arrange workspace, equipment and accessories;
  • process images and/or graphics;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • advise patient;
  • planar attendance;
  • perform diagnostic or treatment exams;
  • organize workspace, equipment and accessories;
  • working with biosafety;
  • planned attendance;
  • perform diagnostic or treatment examinations;

  • Activities

    • handle contrast media;
    • perform searches;
    • explain procedures and routines;
    • monitor radioactive waste for disposal;
    • analyze graphic records;
    • remove movable prostheses and patient adornments;
    • use personal protective equipment;
    • adjust the patient's position to the exam;
    • monitor the team's dosimetric report;
    • demonstrate analytical reasoning ability;
    • minimize the time of exposure to radiation;
    • interact with entities and other professionals;
    • monitor the patient's behavioral reactions;
    • empower technical staff;
    • identify exam;
    • adjust equipment;
    • administer pharmacological and/or radioactive substances;
    • elaborate graphics devices;
    • advise the patient and/or companion and assistants on the procedures during the exam;
    • advise the patient about the procedures before and after eye surgery;
    • train the patient in the handling of optical and non-optical resources;
    • clear doubts;
    • work under pressure;
    • perform trichotomy;
    • check understanding of orientation;
    • describe the patient's conditions and reactions during the examination;
    • monitor the exam's image record;
    • edit images;
    • demonstrate fine motor skills;
    • instrument eye surgery;
    • demonstrate procedures and techniques;
    • perform breast support;
    • perform a radiometric survey;
    • develop new technologies;
    • put protective devices on the patient;
    • check availability of radiation protection devices;
    • isolate workspace for exam;
    • applying administrative procedures;
    • process film in the darkroom;
    • complementary examination;
    • monitor the patient's reactions to contrasts and/or medications;
    • advise the patient in the care of contact lenses;
    • order the sequence of exams;
    • isolate workspace for examination;
    • demonstrate adaptability;
    • develop programs to promote and prevent eye health;
    • report;
    • get patient information;
    • request equipment maintenance;
    • participate in area events;
    • organizing work team;
    • supervise technical staff;
    • organize work team;
    • initialize image acquisition, processing, distribution and storage systems ;
    • evaluate extrinsic ocular motility;
    • monitor work area contamination;
    • assemble emergency medicine cart;
    • check the anatomical area demarcated for examination and/or treatment;
    • select material for exam;
    • patient scheduling plan;
    • advise the patient about care after the exam;
    • transmit security;
    • receive request for exams and/or patient record;
    • demonstrate verbal communication skills;
    • demonstrate organization;
    • demonstrate proactiveness;
    • educate patient on exam preparation;
    • initialize equipment;
    • receive request for exams and/or patient's chart;
    • provide additional patient preparations;
    • place electrodes on patient;
    • educate technical staff;
    • use dosimeter (measurement of radiation received);
    • request material replacement;
    • packaging sharp materials for disposal;
    • distribute tasks;
    • confirm patient identity;
    • immobilize the patient;
    • collect material from the ocular surface;
    • making molds and models;
    • delimit the image acquisition area;
    • operate equipment;
    • document exams;
    • instruct patient on exam preparation;
    • provide additional patient preparation;
    • implement actions to promote and prevent eye health;
    • work as a team;
    • provide advice;
    • adapt technical protocols to the exam;
    • adjust equipment and accessories to the patient and the type of exam and/ or treatment;
    • analyze exam request and/or patient record;
    • install equipment;
    • submit to periodic examinations;
    • providing cleaning and asepsis of the room and equipment;
    • move portable equipment;
    • package radioactive materials for transport or disposal;
    • manage human, financial and material resources;
    • analyze processed image rejects;
    • remove mobile prostheses and patient adornments;
    • check technical conditions of equipment and accessories;
    • analyze technical quality of exams;
    • request the presence of other professionals involved in the exam;
    • administer contrast agents and/or medications under medical supervision;
    • determine the removal of persons not involved in the exam;
    • containing radioactive materials for transport or disposal;
    • perform antisepsis;
    • perform preventive and corrective maintenance of ophthalmic equipment;
    • demonstrate negotiation skills;
    • adapt agenda for priority patient care;
    • discuss the case with the work team;
    • calibrate equipment;
    • demonstrate proactivity;
    • perform manual or computerized cephalometric tracing;
    • measure functions of the visual apparatus;
    • log data;
    • check availability of exam material;
    • wearing;
    • interview patient;
    • submit the examination to medical examination;
    • make exam results available;
    • monitor work area contamination;
    • eliminate interference from other devices;
    • demonstrate ability to maintain confidentiality;
    • stimulate the patient to reach the acceptance and reproducibility criteria (guidelines from sbpt);
    • perform preselection of the best accepted graphic;
    • demonstrate understanding for the patient;
    • check physical and psychological conditions and patient preparation;
    • assist in radiotherapy treatment planning;
    • prepare the operating table;
    • apply administrative procedures;
    • sanitize the patient;
    • delimit the field to be irradiated;
    • give lectures and courses;
    • schedule preventive maintenance of equipment;
    • demonstrate understanding towards the patient;
    • provide cleaning and asepsis of the room and equipment;
    • remove patient from the equipment;
    • offering protection resources to other professionals and companions present;
    • advise patient about care after the exam;
    • demonstrate focused attention;
    • assist the patient to put on and take off the equipment;
    • check equipment;
    • demonstrate leadership ability;
    • measure the patient's height and weight;
    • elaborate tables of exposure to radiographic technique;
    • organize darkroom and lightroom;
    • replace expired medicines and materials;
    • monitor the tracing record (graphic) of the exam;
    • record performed exams;
    • monitor the patient through equipment;
    • handle radioactive substances;
    • manipulate digital images;

    Sectors that hire Technician in graphic methods in cardiology the most in the job market

    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing complementary exams
    • outpatient medical activity restricted to consultations
    • hospital care activities
    • activities of healthcare professionals
    • diagnostic services by graphic record - ecg, eeg and other analog exams
    • cleaning in buildings and households
    • service activities in emergency room and hospital units for emergency care
    • clinical laboratories
    • cleaning activities
    • complementary diagnostic and therapeutic services activities

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