Welcome to Ladders' Perfusionist Job Category

Browse through high-paying perfusionist jobs across the country that pay over $100,000 annually. As one of the nation's top job search sites for $100k+ jobs, you will find the latest opportunities in this specialized medical profession here.

What is a Perfusionist?

A perfusionist is a highly skilled healthcare professional who operates the heart-lung machine during cardiac surgery and other surgeries that require cardiopulmonary bypass. They are responsible for maintaining the patient's normal body functions when the heart and lungs are temporarily stopped.

What Does a Perfusionist Do?

Perfusionists primarily work in operating rooms during surgical procedures that involve the heart. Their main role is to manage the physiological and metabolic demands of the patient's body so that surgeons can focus on the operation. They are critical team members during cardiac surgery, assisting in life-support and organ preservation strategies.

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$97K - $162K *

Perfusionist position at SpecialtyCare, the largest provider of perfusion services in the United States. Requires certification and ability to work on call within 30 minutes from the hospital...

More than 4w ago

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$97K - $162K *

A Cardiovascular Perfusionist operates the heart-lung machine during cardiopulmonary bypass, focusing on patient outcomes and providing extended patient support outside the operating room. They must h...

More than 4w ago

  •   8 - 10 years exp.  •   Hospitals & Medical Centers

$86K - $162K *

Full-time staff perfusionist position at Ascension Health in Indianapolis, participating in adult & pediatric cardiac surgery procedures. Competitive salary & benefits package offered...

4d ago

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$80K - $151K *

Monitors and operates extracorporeal and blood testing equipment during surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Educates hospital staff and visitors about perfusion...

More than 4w ago

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$86K - $162K *

A Perfusionist provides extracorporeal circulation and circulatory assistance for cardiac compromised patients, administering medications, blood products, IV fluids, and monitoring patient status...

4d ago

  •     Business Services

$97K - $162K *

Full-time staff adult Perfusionist position at Ascension Health in Indianapolis, participating in a variety of adult cardiac surgery procedures with a competitive salary and benefits package...

Today

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •   Healthcare

$86K - $130K *

A Staff Perfusionist is responsible for providing perfusion services during cardiac surgeries, as well as assisting in non-clinical tasks such as research projects, quality assurance, and administrati...

1w ago

  •     Healthcare

$86K - $162K *

The Perfusionist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital provides cardiopulmonary and mechanical circulatory support for patients, emphasizing complex procedures and trauma support...

2d ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •   Healthcare

$97K - $162K *

Seeking a full-time cardiovascular perfusionist to join a welcoming and cooperative team at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Competitive salary, benefits, and relocation assistance provided...

More than 4w ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •   Healthcare

$80K - $121K *

Innovative Perfusion Concepts, Inc. is seeking a Perfusionist to join their team in Joplin, Missouri. The perfusionist will play a critical role in the operating room, providing expertise in the opera...

3w ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •   Retail & Consumer Goods

$80K - $121K *

Seeking a Board-Certified Cardiac Perfusionist to operate and monitor extracorporeal circulation equipment during surgical procedures involving the heart and vital organs, ensuring optimal patient out...

6d ago

  •     Healthcare

$80K - $151K *

The Clinical Perfusionist at Boston Medical Center is responsible for conducting extracorporeal circulation and ensuring safe management during medical situations requiring cardiopulmonary support. Th...

3w ago

  •     Healthcare

$86K - $162K *

Full-time staff perfusionist position in Carmel, Indiana, participating in adult & pediatric cardiac surgery procedures. Competitive salary & benefits package offered, including medical, dental, visio...

Yesterday

  •     Healthcare

$80K - $151K *

A Perfusionist provides care, maintenance, and operation of cardiopulmonary bypass systems and other related equipment in the operating room. They are responsible for monitoring blood gases, administe...

More than 4w ago

  •     Healthcare

$120K - $180K *

Join a prestigious heart program in Pinehurst, NC as a Cardiovascular Perfusionist. Work with a collaborative team supporting surgeons on various cases...

1w ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •   Healthcare

$135K - $210K *

Responsible for operating equipment to maintain extra-corporeal circulation during medical procedures, administering drugs, and providing clinical support. Requires completion of formal training progr...

6d ago

  •     Healthcare

$124K - $130K *

Operates extracorporeal circulation equipment to provide extracorporeal circulation and cardiopulmonary support while working towards certification as a Clinical Perfusionist...

1w ago

  •     Healthcare

$86K - $162K *

Join a team of Perfusionists and Mechanical Assist Specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. New grads encouraged to apply for this position offering professional growth and diverse...

2w ago

  •     Healthcare

$86K - $130K *

Full-time Cardiovascular Perfusionist position available at Piedmont Augusta, working with a team of 4 perfusionists and 3 cardiac surgeons. Responsible for managing extra-corporeal support for heart...

1w ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •   Healthcare

$97K - $140K *

Join a team of perfusionists in a cardiac program performing a variety of heart procedures in a state-of-the-art facility in Muskegon, Michigan. Excellent benefits and work/life balance in a scenic la...

Yesterday

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$86K - $162K *

A Perfusionist operates and maintains heart-lung machines during open heart and related procedures, ensuring safe perfusion. They monitor and interpret various parameters while on extracorporeal circu...

Washington, DCIn-Person

More than 4w ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •   Healthcare

$80K - $121K *

The Cardiac Perfusionist works under the supervision of cardiothoracic surgeons to support, treat, or supplement the cardiopulmonary and circulatory system of patients...

3w ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •   Healthcare

$86K - $162K *

The Cardiac Perfusionist at Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk, VA, prepares perfusion equipment for surgery, monitors equipment during surgery, and performs maintenance to facilitate quality patient c...

3w ago

  •     Healthcare

$130K - $253K *

Experienced Staff Perfusionist position available in Anaheim, CA supporting a team of six Perfusionists and six surgeons. Adult only caseload with a mix of case types and some ECMO...

More than 4w ago

  •     Healthcare

$97K - $162K *

SpecialtyCare, the largest provider of perfusion services in the United States, is seeking a Perfusionist in Thousand Oaks, CA. The successful candidate must bring high ethical, professional, and pers...

2w ago

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • What qualifications do I need to become a Perfusionist?question toggle

    You will need a bachelor's degree in a science-related field, then a certificate or master's degree from a perfusion education program. Certification is also required.

  • What is the average salary for a Perfusionist job?question toggle

    In high-demand areas, Perfusionists can earn over $150,000 annually.

  • Are there part-time Perfusionist jobs?question toggle

    Yes, some hospitals and medical centers offer part-time positions, though full time is more common.

  • What is the job growth outlook for Perfusionists?question toggle

    The demand for Perfusionists is expected to increase due to the aging population and increased need for cardiac surgeries.