What Does A Perfusionist Do?
A perfusionist operates the heart-lung machine during heart surgery.
How Do I Become A Perfusionist?
A four-year bachelor’s degree in cardiovascular perfusion or a related field is required to work in this career. It may also be possible to earn a four-year bachelor’s degree in a science-related field like biology, anatomy, or chemistry, then take appropriate courses to earn a certificate in perfusion.
What is the Average Salary For A Perfusionist?
High – 147,000
Median – 108,000
Low – 82,000
What Courses Should I Take To Become A Perfusionist?
- Science – As much as possible, including biology and chemistry!
- Math – As much as possible!
- English – As much as possible!
What Is The Work Environment For A Perfusionist?
Perfusionists typically work in hospitals and surgical centers.
What Is The Future Outlook For A Perfusionist?
The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada