Critical care technologist | Average UK Salary & Outlook

Critical care technologists (CCTs) make sure equipment used in the care of critically ill patients is safe and effective.

  • Evaluate patients' vital signs or laboratory data to determine emergency intervention needs.  
  • Monitor patients for changes in status and indications of conditions such as sepsis or shock and institute appropriate interventions.  
  • Set up and monitor medical equipment and devices such as cardiac monitors, mechanical ventilators and alarms, oxygen delivery
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Critical care technologists typically work around 37 to 39 hours per week.

As a Critical care technologist you will typically work evenings / weekends / bank holidays.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve
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    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    37,414 GBP *
    per year
    30,401 GBP
    43,772 GBP
    5+ Experience
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
    Average salary for Critical care technologist
    • 37,519 GBP
    Average salary for part-time Critical care technologist
    Average salary for full-time Critical care technologist

    • 20,559 GBP
    • 20,597 GBP
    • 37,414 GBP
    • 37,519 GBP
    Salary over time for Critical care technologist

    Salary for this role has increased over time
    • 36,511 GBP
    • 33,308 GBP
    • 32,779 GBP
    • 36,558 GBP
    • 34,987 GBP
    • 35,924 GBP
    • 37,414 GBP
    • 37,357 GBP
    • 44,089 GBP

    Future outlook for Critical care technologists

    Very good outlook
    16 000+ jobs available
    Balanced outlook
    2% yearly wage growth (on average)
    Very good outlook
    30% chance of automation in the future

    Critical care technologist - Your future job?

    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Critical care technologist and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • 45% of people in this role have a Diploma of Higher Education or equivalent
    • 45% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
    • 5% of people in this role have a certificate of higher education or equivalent but no degree

    You'll need:

    •  to be thorough and pay attention to detail  
    •  the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure  
    •  patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations  
    •  ambition and a desire to succeed  
    •  excellent verbal communication skills  
    •  physical skills like movement, coordination, dexterity and grace  
    •  the ability to monitor your own performance and that of your colleagues  
    •  physical fitness and endurance  
    • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Critical care technologist


    What soft skills do I need?

    Rise above the competition by brushing up on the 5 most important soft skills you need to become a Critical care technologist.
    Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
    Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people
    Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
    Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
    Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents

    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful Critical care technologist. Check that you know:
    Human resources software Oracle Taleo
    Information retrieval or search software American Association of Critical Care Nurses AACN Medicopeia; PEPID RN Critical Care RNCC
    Internet browser software Web browser software
    Medical software Bizmatics PrognoCIS EMR System; Epic Systems
    Office suite software Microsoft Office
    Improve your skills today


    Things to highlight for your Critical care technologist interview

    Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Stress Tolerance Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. Concern for Others Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. Self Control Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

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