What Does An EKG Technician Do?
The role of an EKG technician is to perform cardiovascular tests, monitor equipment, and work with patients to assist doctors and other health professionals.
The EKG Technician program prepares students to gain a solid understanding of medical terminology, disease processes, and best practices for patients. As well as identifying heart conditions and collecting data, they will work alongside cardiologists and provide professional patient care.
Where Does An EKG Technician Work?
EKG technicians work in a variety of settings, which may include hospitals, heart centers or private practice offices. Technicians will collaborate with many other healthcare professionals, and there are opportunities to further specialize in other areas such as echocardiography, vascular technology and Holter monitoring.
Training Materials Provided
eBook: Electrocardiography for the Healthcare Professional
Over the next eight years, the job market for EKG technicians is estimated to increase anywhere from 10-17%, according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). There will be a high demand for trained technicians, with employers looking for qualified candidates to offer technology support, operate equipment, and help diagnose patients.
- An EKG technician’s starting pay is between $29,000 to $39,000
- Once certified, EKG technicians will be able to work in a myriad of health care environments
- By the end of the program, students will have a thorough understanding of diagnostic cardiac testing, such as electrocardiograms, stress tests, and Holter monitoring tests.
Students in the EKG Technician program will complete a rigorous curriculum over 12 weeks to gain the expertise necessary to successfully launch their health care career. Some of the skills gained include:
- Understanding the correct use of electrocardiography equipment and supplies
- Working with patients to explain procedures and prepare them for testing
- Recognition of cardiac arrhythmias and the appropriate responses
- Understanding of medical terminology and disease processes
- Supporting physicians and cardiologists during patient testing and monitoring
COURSES - 12 WEEKS
Professionalism in Allied Health
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology
EKG TECHNICIAN JOB POSSIBILITIES
$30,000 – $36,000
$29,000 – $39,000
$27,000 – $48,000
Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to sit for the Certified EKG Technician exam. Before taking this exam, students are required to complete at least 10 EKGs on a live person in order to fulfill their clinical requirement.
Certified EKG Technician
Earning this national certification demonstrates to future employers that you have mastered the skills and knowledge necessary to work successfully as an EKG technician.
EKG TECHNICIAN PAYMENT OPTIONS
In addition to the following payment options, we offer special corporate volume pricing. Visit the Corporate page for details.
Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.
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Program & Tuition Cost
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Job Ready In
Set class schedule
None: 100% online
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Professors: scheduled office hours
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Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
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Students will complete the online program over 12 weeks, making them job-ready in three months. The program is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.
EKG Technicians work hard, both physically and mentally, to help care for patients. They spend the majority of their shift standing, walking, kneeling and lifting.
Ideal candidates for this online program have excellent interpersonal skills, are detail-oriented, possess a caring and compassionate personality and are interested in learning about high-tech mechanical equipment.
EKG Technicians often use this certification as a stepping stone to other healthcare opportunities, including Medical Assistants, Phlebotomists or Electronic Health Records specialists.
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