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Job Description

Cardiologists are physicians certified to diagnose, treat and manage disorders of the human heart. Cardiologists have a high level of responsibility and carry out tasks including diagnosing heart abnormalities, using medical imaging, assisting cardiac surgeons, determining treatment plans and attending follow-up appointments with patients.

They usually are on a high pressured job, involving long hours and weekend work – although private consultants have more control over their hours. Cardiologists basically work in small private offices or clinics and are often assisted by a small staff of nurses and administrative personnel. Frequent travel between their office and their appointed hospital is required, as is being ‘on call’ in case of an emergency.

Job Titles

  • Cardiothoracic surgeon
  • Echo cardiologist
  • Electro physiologist
  • Interventional Cardiologist
  • Nuclear Cardiologist

Skills Required

  • Need to be knowledgeable about the cardiovascular system.
  • To be able to perform and interpret specialized tests and procedures.
  • To have a high level of responsibility and the confidence to make decisions in emergencies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The confidence and sound knowledge to correctly diagnose patients.
  • Compassion, self-motivation and the ability to work under pressure for long hours.
  • To be willing to take on-going research.


  • Must obtain a 6 year medical degree. It takes over 14 years to become a fully qualified cardiologist.

Pay Scale

The pay scale of a cardiologist ranges between AUD$53,928 – AUD$167,315 per annum.

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