Start your career in the medical field as an EKG Tech. The US Department of Labor and Burning Glass Technologies predicts an increase of 10-17% over the next eight years. The largest growth in employment will be in specialty areas such as echocardiography, vascular technology and Holter monitoring. Technology will also help spur demand in this sector because newly trained individuals will be needed to operate the high-tech and increasingly complicated equipment.
Our 12-week online EKG certification program will prepare you for certification through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) as a Certified EKG Technician (CET).
You’ll learn medical terminology and disease processes and will become familiar with healthcare settings, how to explain procedures to patients, monitor blood pressure, position patients, apply Holter monitors and assist cardiologists with stress testing. This EKG Technician program is ideal for someone interested in an entry-level career in healthcare and is often used as the first step towards obtaining advanced certifications like Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy and Patient Care Technician.
With the added customer service training through the Professionalism in Allied Health course, you’ll be comfortable professionally interacting with patients, doctors and anyone else you encounter in your career. How to interact with a variety of personalities and having proper bedside manner with patients you are treating is essential to a career in healthcare.
Samples of reported job titles EKG Technician, ECG Technician, Electrocardiograph Technician, Cardiac Technician, Telemetry Technician, Medical Instrument Technician, Cardiac Monitoring Technician, Cardiovascular Technician, Cardiac Stress Technician and Holter Monitor Technician.
EKG Certification Exam Eligibility*
*Upon completion of this program, students wishing to sit for the Certified EKG Technician exam will be required to complete a minimum of 10 EKGs on a live person. Certifications are issued once the exam(s)have been passed and clinical requirements are met. Students are responsible for locating and securing a site to fulfill the clinical requirements of the program. MedCerts cannot guarantee they will find a student a site to complete this clinical requirement, so only students employed in a healthcare facility or take full responsibility for meeting their clinical requirements will be admitted to the program.