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Catheterization laboratory technicians, or cath lab techs, are allied health professionals who specialize in cardiovascular technology at medical facilities that run tests to determine heart health. Cath lab techs are a vital part of the medical team and often assist doctors with non-invasive and invasive cardiovascular procedures. They’re also among the highest paid allied health professionals. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment of cardiovascular technicians to increase 5% between 2019 and 2029.

Cath Lab tech salary

Cath lab techs are also considered cardiovascular technicians, for whom the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an average staff salary of $57,720 annually in May 2019. This figure works out to $1,110 per week and $27.75 per hour in a 40-hour work week. PayScale reported an average annual salary of $69,943 specifically for staff cardiac catheterization technologists, which breaks down to about $1,345 per week and $33.63 per hour.

Travel cath lab techs can expect to earn more than those on staff. According to 2019 NurseFly salary data, travel cath lab techs earned an average gross salary of $2,060 per week. This salary may be fully taxed, or part of it may be taxed pay and the other part untaxed stipends for meals and housing if a travel allied health professional can claim a permanent tax-home.

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Sharp Nursing Medical Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Tacoma, Washington
Sharp Nursing Medical Staffing
a month ago
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$3,500/week
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Cross Country Allied
Travel Cath Lab Tech
San Jose, California
Cross Country Allied
17 days ago
1 year of experience, BLS and national and state certification and/or as requiredCross Country Allied is one of the largest and most recognized healthcare staffing companies. We ha ...
Travel
$3,180/week
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Aureus Medical Group - Imaging
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Phoenix, Arizona
Aureus Medical Group - Imaging
2 days ago
Phoenix, AZHospitalCath Lab TechDays, 3x12'sCall discussed in the interveiwVascular and Cardiac Cath, Scrub skills. TAVR and Mitral clip experience is not requiredPosition: Technol ...
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$3,018/week
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Sharp Nursing Medical Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Fresno, California
Sharp Nursing Medical Staffing
10 days ago
2-3 years exp in Cardiac Rad in a Cath Lab, arrt request ein
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$3,000/week
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KPG Allied
Travel Cath Lab Tech
San Jose, California
KPG Allied
2 months ago
Travel
$2,976/week
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Club Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
San Antonio, Texas
Club Staffing
20 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsCath Lab Technologist - (Cath Lab Tech)StartDate: 05/03/2021Available Shifts: 8 D/E Pay Rate: $1800.00 - 2250.002+ years of experience. 50 mile r ...
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$2,137/week
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Club Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
San Antonio, Texas
Club Staffing
20 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsCath Lab Technologist - (Cath Lab Tech)StartDate: 04/26/2021Pay Rate: $1800.00 - 2250.002+ years of experience. 50 mile radius rule. No more than ...
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$2,137/week
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Club Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Weatherford, Texas
Club Staffing
20 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsCath Lab Technologist - (Cath Lab Tech)StartDate: 04/26/2021Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $1800.00 - 2250.002+ years of experience. 50 mile rad ...
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$2,137/week
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Club Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Chico, California
Club Staffing
20 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsCath Lab Technologist - (Cath Lab Tech)StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $1800.00 - 2250.00Invasive Cardiovascular Tech for Cardiac ...
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$2,137/week
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Club Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Norfolk, Virginia
Club Staffing
20 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsCath Lab Technologist - (Cath Lab Tech)StartDate: ASAP Pay Rate: $1800.00 - 2250.00Cath Lab Tech needed for 13 weeks Active VA license in hand AR ...
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$2,137/week
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Club Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Tavares, Florida
Club Staffing
20 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsCath Lab Technologist - (Cath Lab Tech)StartDate: 05/03/2021Available Shifts: 10 D Pay Rate: $1800.00 - 2250.00CATH LAB TECH NEEDED FOR 12 WEEKSR ...
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$2,137/week
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Med Travelers
Travel Cath Lab Tech
San Antonio, Texas
Med Travelers
20 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsCath Lab Technologist - (Cath Lab Tech)StartDate: 05/03/2021Available Shifts: 8 D/E Pay Rate: $1800.00 - 2250.002+ years of experience. 50 mile r ...
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$2,137/week
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Med Travelers
Travel Cath Lab Tech
San Antonio, Texas
Med Travelers
20 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsCath Lab Technologist - (Cath Lab Tech)StartDate: 04/26/2021Pay Rate: $1800.00 - 2250.002+ years of experience. 50 mile radius rule. No more than ...
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$2,137/week
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Med Travelers
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Weatherford, Texas
Med Travelers
20 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsCath Lab Technologist - (Cath Lab Tech)StartDate: 04/26/2021Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $1800.00 - 2250.002+ years of experience. 50 mile rad ...
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$2,137/week
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Med Travelers
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Norfolk, Virginia
Med Travelers
20 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsCath Lab Technologist - (Cath Lab Tech)StartDate: ASAP Pay Rate: $1800.00 - 2250.00Cath Lab Tech needed for 13 weeks Active VA license in hand AR ...
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$2,137/week
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Med Travelers
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Tavares, Florida
Med Travelers
20 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsCath Lab Technologist - (Cath Lab Tech)StartDate: 05/03/2021Available Shifts: 10 D Pay Rate: $1800.00 - 2250.00CATH LAB TECH NEEDED FOR 12 WEEKSR ...
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$2,137/week
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Club Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
San Antonio, Texas
Club Staffing
20 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsCardiovascular Interventional Technologist - (Cath Lab Tech)StartDate: 05/03/2021Available Shifts: 8 D/E Pay Rate: $1800.00 - 2200.002+ years of ...
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$2,100/week
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Club Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
San Antonio, Texas
Club Staffing
20 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsCardiovascular Interventional Technologist - (Cath Lab Tech)StartDate: 04/26/2021Pay Rate: $1800.00 - 2200.002+ years of experience. 50 mile radiu ...
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$2,100/week
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Med Travelers
Travel Cath Lab Tech
San Antonio, Texas
Med Travelers
20 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsCardiovascular Interventional Technologist - (Cath Lab Tech)StartDate: 05/03/2021Available Shifts: 8 D/E Pay Rate: $1800.00 - 2200.002+ years of ...
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$2,100/week
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Med Travelers
Travel Cath Lab Tech
San Antonio, Texas
Med Travelers
20 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsCardiovascular Interventional Technologist - (Cath Lab Tech)StartDate: 04/26/2021Pay Rate: $1800.00 - 2200.002+ years of experience. 50 mile radiu ...
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$2,100/week
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What are the best agencies for Cath Lab Tech jobs?

The agencies on NurseFly that currently have the most Cath Lab Tech jobs are Med Travelers (112), Club Staffing (110), and MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing (93).

How Much Do Cath Lab Tech Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on NurseFly as of Saturday, April 10th 2021, the average weekly pay for Cath Lab Tech jobs is $2,121, but can pay up to $3,500 per week. In 2021, Cardiac Catheterization Technologists jobs on Nursefly paid a gross average weekly pay of $1,996 per week working an average of 36 hours per week. This includes non-taxable compensation like living stipends, meal stipends, and housing which add up to an average value of $1,382 per week.

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  • avg - $2,121
  • max - $3,500

What does a Cath Lab tech do?

Cath lab techs primarily perform cardiac catheterizations, which involves threading a catheter through a patient’s blood vessel to reach the heart and determine whether blockages exist. With a cardiac catheter in place, techs can perform several tests to see how well the heart is working. Other responsibilities of a cath lab tech include:

  • Preparing patients for procedures by cleaning and shaving insertion sites

  • Operating and maintaining machines used in catheterization procedures

  • Monitoring patients’ heart rates and other vital signs

  • Providing emergency care for life-threatening reactions

  • Evaluating test results for abnormalities 

  • Reporting abnormalities to the cardiologist

In some medical facilities, cath lab techs may assist doctors with open heart surgeries and other procedures, such as angioplasty and stent or pacemaker insertions.

Where do Cath Lab techs work?

Cath lab techs primarily work in hospitals within cardiac catheter laboratories. They may also work in outpatient cardiology centers and private practice clinics, physician’s offices, and laboratories.

What skills make a good Cath Lab tech?

Proficient cath lab techs have comprehensive knowledge of heart catheterization procedures, pacemaker implantation, and human anatomy, especially the cardiovascular system. They have extensive technical skills that allow them to operate specialized medical equipment and computer programs. Their patient care and interpersonal skills give them the ability to keep patients calm and comfortable throughout their procedures. Good cath lab techs also are detail-oriented and have the communication skills to effectively explain complicated procedures in simple terms.

How to become a Travel Cath Lab Tech?

To pursue a career as a travel cath lab tech, individuals earn an Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Science degree through a cardiovascular technology program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. It’s recommended to earn Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist credentialing through Cardiovascular Credentialing International, since employers often require certification.  Other certifications commonly required include Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, and Cardiovascular Technician Certification. Travel positions typically require recent cath lab tech experience.

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Posted on Apr 23, 2020
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Travel Nurse Crisis Contracts

Posted on Apr 23, 2020
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Cross Country Allied
Travel Cath Lab Tech
San Antonio, Texas
Cross Country Allied
a month ago
1 year of experience, BLS and national and state certification and/or as requiredCross Country Allied is one of the largest and most recognized healthcare staffing companies. We ha ...
Travel
$1,735/week
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Fusion Medical Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Douglasville, Georgia
Fusion Medical Staffing
3 days ago
Our Story: Fusion isn’t just a job; it’s a lifestyle. Our actions are rooted in ensuring everyone we touch has a better life. Here, we don’t just work hard and play hard every day; ...
Travel
$1,863/week
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Cross Country Allied
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Littleton, Colorado
Cross Country Allied
a month ago
1 year of experience, BLS and national and state certification and/or as requiredCross Country Allied is one of the largest and most recognized healthcare staffing companies. We ha ...
Travel
$1,985/week
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Fusion Medical Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Winter Haven, Florida
Fusion Medical Staffing
2 days ago
Our Story: Fusion isn’t just a job; it’s a lifestyle. Our actions are rooted in ensuring everyone we touch has a better life. Here, we don’t just work hard and play hard every day; ...
Travel
$1,910/week
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MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
3 days ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Cath Lab Technologist for a contract with one of our top healthcare clients. Require ...
Travel
$2,440/week
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Cross Country Allied
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Great Falls, Montana
Cross Country Allied
15 days ago
1 year of experience, BLS and national and state certification and/or as requiredCross Country Allied is one of the largest and most recognized healthcare staffing companies. We ha ...
Travel
$1,820/week
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Fusion Medical Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Great Falls, Montana
Fusion Medical Staffing
3 days ago
Our Story: Fusion isn’t just a job; it’s a lifestyle. Our actions are rooted in ensuring everyone we touch has a better life. Here, we don’t just work hard and play hard every day; ...
Travel
$1,801/week
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Cross Country Allied
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Cross Country Allied
9 days ago
1 year of experience, BLS and national and state certification and/or as requiredCross Country Allied is one of the largest and most recognized healthcare staffing companies. We ha ...
Travel
$2,140/week
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Fusion Medical Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fusion Medical Staffing
3 days ago
Our Story: Fusion isn’t just a job; it’s a lifestyle. Our actions are rooted in ensuring everyone we touch has a better life. Here, we don’t just work hard and play hard every day; ...
Travel
$2,076/week
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MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
3 days ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Cath Lab Technologist for a contract with one of our top healthcare clients. Require ...
Travel
$2,160/week
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