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Cardiopulmonary Laboratory

Overview: Heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the United States, yet proven procedures are available to prevent, monitor and minimize the progression of this health problem. Cardiopulmonary Lab personnel perform many of the heart and lung function tests that determine a patient’s current condition and risk profile, and also serve on surgical teams.

Position:  Enlisted


Specific Tasks: 

  • Perform electrocardiograms, exercise stress testing, echocardiograms, Doppler and other non-invasive cardiopulmonary function tests
  • Serve on cardiac catheterization (invasive) procedure teams
  • Operate respiratory and pulmonary evaluation equipment and administer respiratory care
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Adhere to established infection control, contaminated materials, safety and security procedures


  • ASVAB score of 44 on General
  • Demonstrated weight lift of 40 pounds


  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8 ½ weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX followed by Technical Training
  • Technical Training - 233 days at JB San Antonio-Ft Sam Houston, TX
  • College credit earned: Bioenvironmental Engineering Technology – 74 credits

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  • Occupational Health and Safety Technicians