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Become A Cardiovascular Specialist

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Working As A Cardiovascular Specialist

  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Make Decisions

  • $75,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Cardiovascular Specialist Do At Ascension Health

* Implements and monitors patient care plans.
* Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
* Serves as a primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care.
* Notes and carries out physician and nursing orders.
* Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.
* Performs other duties as assigned

What Does A Cardiovascular Specialist Do At Upper Chesapeake Medical Center

* Reporting to the Manager of Interventional Angiography/Cardiac Cath Lab Services, the Cardiovascular Specialist is an integrated position consisting of team members with the following licensure: Radiologic Technologist, ARRT and MD state license in Radiologic Technology required.
* The team member is expected to perform a variety of specialized invasive cardiovascular diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that assist in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of cardiovascular disease

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How To Become A Cardiovascular Specialist

Educational requirements vary, depending on the type of product sold. If the products are not scientific or technical, a high school diploma is generally enough for entry into the occupation. If the products are scientific or technical, sales representatives typically need at least a bachelor's degree.


A high school diploma is sufficient for many positions, primarily for selling nontechnical or scientific products. However, those selling scientific and technical products typically must have a bachelor's degree. Scientific and technical products include pharmaceuticals, medical instruments, and industrial equipment. A degree in a field related to the product sold, such as chemistry, biology, or engineering, is often required.

Many sales representatives attend seminars in sales techniques or take courses in marketing, economics, communication, or even a foreign language to improve their ability to make sales.


Many companies have formal training programs for beginning wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives that last up to 1 year. In some programs, trainees rotate among jobs in plants and offices to learn all phases of producing, installing, and distributing the product. In others, trainees receive formal technical instruction at the plant, followed by on-the-job training under the supervision of a field sales manager.

New employees may be trained by going along with experienced workers on their sales calls. As they gain familiarity with the firm's products and clients, the new workers gain more responsibility until they eventually get their own territory.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Many in this occupation have either the Certified Professional Manufacturers' Representative (CPMR) certification or the Certified Sales Professional (CSP) certification, both offered by the Manufacturers' Representatives Educational Research Foundation (MRERF). Certification typically involves completing formal technical training and passing an exam. In addition, the CPMR requires 10 hours of continuing education every year in order to maintain certification.

Other Experience

Although not required, sales experience can be helpful, particularly for nontechnical positions.


Frequently, promotion takes the form of an assignment to a larger account or territory, where commissions are likely to be greater. Those who have good sales records and leadership ability may advance to higher level positions, such as sales supervisor, district manager, or vice president of sales. For more information on these positions, see the profile on sales managers.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Sales representatives must be able to listen to the customer’s needs and concerns before and after the sale.

Interpersonal skills. Sales representatives must be able to work well with many types of people. They must be able to build good relationships with clients and with other members of the sales team.

Self-confidence. Sales representatives must be confident and persuasive when making sales presentations. In addition, making a call to a potential customer who is not expecting to be contacted, or “cold calling,” requires confidence and composure.

Stamina. Sales representatives are often on their feet for long periods of time and may carry heavy sample products.

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Cardiovascular Specialist Career Paths

Cardiovascular Specialist
Career Specialist Clinical Specialist Specialty Sales Representative
Area Business Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Sales Consultant Sales Trainer
District Business Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Specialist Operations Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Territory Manager Senior Account Executive Regional Sales Manager
Division Sales Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Specialty Representative Territory Manager Product Manager
Market Development Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Sales Manager
Market Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Sales Specialist Account Manager
National Account Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Territory Manager Sales/Marketing Regional Sales Manager
National Accounts Sales Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Specialty Representative Senior Sales Representative Regional Sales Manager
National Sales Director
10 Yearsyrs
Specialist Account Manager Regional Sales Manager
National Sales Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Career Specialist Business Developer Business Director
Regional Business Director
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Sales Representative Account Executive Regional Sales Manager
Regional Sales Director
10 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Account Executive District Manager
Senior District Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Sales Specialist Sales Manager
Senior Sales Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Sales Consultant
Senior Sales Representative
5 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Sales Consultant Sales Specialist
Senior Sales Specialist
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Sales Representative Territory Manager
Senior Territory Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Sales Consultant Senior Sales Representative Territory Manager
Territory Business Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Cardiovascular Specialist Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Mandarin

  • Hindi

  • Cantonese

  • Urdu

  • Arabic

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Top Skills for A Cardiovascular Specialist


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Top Cardiovascular Specialist Skills

  1. Interventional Cardiologists
  2. Territory
  3. Cardiovascular Products
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Launched the Enox anticoagulation testing device with great success by marketing the product to Cath Labs and Interventional Cardiologists.
  • Planned and organized routes within my assigned territory to maximize efficiency and time in the field.
  • Received 2 national special achievement awards for superior sales with cardiovascular products (1998, 1999).
  • designed for end-stage Congestive Heart Failure.
  • Trained and supported the use of cardiovascular biologics in cardiac cath labs, emergency rooms and interventional radiology suites.

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