What does a Physician, Cardiology do?

A cardiologist can work independently with an independent practice or for a medical institution. A Cardiologist's primary role is to assist patients with the treatment and diagnosis of heart health and conditions. They work with a patient's primary care physician and other doctors to devise a workable medical strategy. A Cardiologist usually works long and irregular hours and may frequently travel between different hospitals.

Educational requirements are similar to a doctor in any field. A bachelor's in a medical field is required by all employers with most also requiring many years of residency. An advanced degree such as a Masters or Doctorate in the specific area of cardiology is highly preferred amongst most hospitals. Cardiologists work hectic schedules often without a proper sleep regiment. Candidates should be compassionate, hardworking and dedicated to this profession.

What responsibilities are common for Physician, Cardiology jobs?
  • Assess new patients via a medical interview
  • Order test to confirm suspected conditions
  • Diagnose patients via lab and test results
  • Design a treatment plan for all patients
  • Prescribe appropriate medications and therapies to patients
  • Coordinate with patients PCP and Surgeon
  • Provide ongoing care and checkups on all patients
  • Pursue ongoing and continuing education to stay on top of the latest research findings
What are the typical qualifications for Physician, Cardiology jobs?
  • Masters or Doctorate (preferred)
  • 5+ years residency
  • 3+ years practicing as a Cardiologist
  • Extensive knowledge of modern cardiology practices and technology
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Caring and compassionate bedside manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to travel to other hospitals
  • Ability to work on-call shifts
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Avg. Experience8+ years

How much does a Physician, Cardiology make?

$290,285 /yr
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Physician, Cardiology Career Path

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Chief Cardiologist
May 13, 2022

“Good place to work with good staff”

Mar 3, 2022

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“Connect Perfusion is a great team to work with.”

Cardiovascular Dissector
Aug 8, 2021

“Upper management feels disconnected from what we do each day.”

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“Great people to work with.”

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Nov 4, 2021

“Great people to work with.”

Cardiac Stress Technician
Mar 25, 2022

“You can make a good hourly wage.”

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