Cardiac physiologist

Female physiologist sitting in front of computer

A day as a cardiac physiologist

You work in the cardiology department at your local hospital, using high-tech equipment to assess patients with heart problems.

First thing in the morning you're using an ultrasound scanner to assess an elderly patient with suspected heart disease. He's a little nervous about being tested, so you chat with him to put him at ease. You analyse the findings on your computer and write a report for the doctor responsible for his treatment.

Throughout the day you carry out a range of diagnostic investigations and offer expert advice to doctors. You enjoy being a vital part of a life-saving healthcare team and meeting new people every day.