An EKG technician is trained to measure a patient’s heart performance. Using specialized equipment, the EKG technician records and then provides those measurements to the patient’s physician. Healthcare services are growing every year, and with the aging baby boomer generation, it is estimated that an additional 20% more EKG technicians will be needed in the next 3 years. Highly sought after for hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices, the EKG technician skills are even more desired when combined with Phlebotomy or Medical Assistant training, which opens up exciting career paths. The 2015-2016 studies show median income for EKG technicians was $53,000 per year (entry-level EKG technicians can start at $27,000, and with years of experience can go up to $82,000).
What’s in this program? This program teaches a thorough background of the EKG profession, covering procedures and processes, electrode placement and leads, EKG machines and measurements, heart functions and cardiac medications.
Included Certification! Included in your program tuition is the exam prep material and an exam voucher for the National Healthcareer Association’s Certified EKG Technician Certification Exam (CET).
Summary: A fast-growing field, good wages, and a short training time.
Upon successful completion of this program, learners will display proficiency in the following areas:
Understanding the role of an EKG Technician
Understanding the functions of the EKG department in a variety of healthcare settings
Medical terminology related to electrocardiography
Demonstrate care and safety of patients
Anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system
Lead placement for 12-lead electrocardiography
Basic EKG interpretation of normal rhythms and arrhythmias
The need for qualified EKG technicians continues to rise as the aging population in America grows (and with it, the prevalence of heart-related conditions). Whether you seek full-time or part-time employment, the opportunities in this profession are flexible and in high demand. This program is targeted at individuals who are seeking a career as an EKG Technician in the healthcare field. This program is ideal for individuals with no previous EKG or healthcare experience as well as individuals working in healthcare who wish to further their knowledge, skills, and potential advance their career. This program is also targeted at individuals working in the EKG field that are looking to advance their career by obtaining their certification.
EKG rhythms provide important data for the diagnosis of heart conditions. As a Certified EKG Technician (CET), you’ll have the credentials nearly all healthcare employers require to perform the critical tasks of administering EKGs, as well as Holter monitoring and stress testing. These tests can be performed during physical exams, when cardiovascular problems are suspected, or in preparation for surgery.
By administering EKGs — testing the electrical activity of the heart through small electrode patches attached to the body — you’ll be making a life-changing difference by helping people of all ages prevent and treat heart disease.
As an EKG Technician you may perform some or all of the following tasks:
Set up and administer EKGs (electrocardiograms) and stress tests
Prepare patients for Holter or ambulatory monitoring
Edit and deliver final test results to physicians for analysis
Transcribe physicians’ interpretations
The need for qualified EKG technicians continues to rise as the aging population in America grows (and with it, the prevalence of heart-related conditions). Earning your CET will help you launch a successful and meaningful career that can help make a difference in countless lives. Whether you seek full-time or part-time employment, the opportunities in this profession are flexible and in high demand. Plus, the added skills of Holter monitoring and stress tests required for the Certified EKG Technician (CET) will help you to be even more competitive as you launch your healthcare career.
This program is supported by an expert educational mentor, Patrice Arevalo. Patrice has a degree in medical assisting from The Career College of Northern Nevada as well as a degree in dental assisting from the Community College of the Air Force. She is available to provide guidance and motivation for learners throughout the duration of this program. As an expert mentor, she will provide answers to learner questions, monitor learner's program progression, and review lesson and program quiz/test results.
Included in this program are the following textbooks:
• EKG Technician Program Standard, Custom Edition Package - Book package includes EKG Technician Program PowerPoint Slides
• EKG Technician Program Standard Student Workbook
• EKG Technician Program Advanced, Custom Edition Package - Book package includes EKG Technician Program: Advanced PowerPoint Slides