Why Become an Electrocardiogram Technician?
According to US Bureau of Labor Statistics, acknowledge Cardiovascular/EKG Technician as one of the top 30 BEST Healthcare Careers. EKG Technician is the art of collecting blood samples and other body fluids. It is a great healthcare entry-level position.
Curriculum Covers: Eligible Certifications:
- History of EKG SITTI’s Certification
- Safety ASVAB Certification
- Anatomy of the Heart NHA Certification
- Equipment Use in EKG AMCA Certification
- 12-Leads EKG Career Opportunities
- Reading EKG MEDIC
- Complications in EKG Hospitals
- Customer Care Diagnostic Laboratories
- Clinical or Externship (10 Succesful EKG procedures) Outpatient Clinics
U.S. News and World Report rate this career in its100 Best Jobs and #24 in Best Health Care Support Jobs.
Projected Job Growth: 14%
Salary Range: $27,870-50,420
Average Length of Education: 3 months -12 months
Responsible For: creating medical images, assisting physicians in diagnosing and treating patients, monitoring of patients, understanding and using imaging equipment such as EKGs, cardiographic, electrocardiogram, spirometry, and keeping accurate patient records
EKG Technician: responsible for performing diagnostic tests to access the heart rhythm and rate in patients. EKG’s are also performed before and after operations, during physicals, examinations of patients over 40, for patients with a history of heart disease, when patients are experiencing chest pains and when the doctor deems it necessary. The well trained EKG technician is an integral part of the management of patients with heart disease. The EKG Technician may also clean equipment, maintain and process data reports. After the required prerequisites, the program can be completed in one Term. Besides classroom practice, this program includes 40 hours of clinical externship under the guidance of experienced professionals. This program can be completed with 6 weeks.
AHC 114 EKG 4 Credit Hours
AHC 119 EKG Practicum 1 Credit Hour