EKG Technicians work in clinical laboratory settings, hospitals and sometimes in physician offices. Their main job is to perform EKGs and stress tests. EKG Technicians who achieve national certification can perform certain cardiovascular procedures, review doctors’ interpretations and patient files and monitor patients’ heart rates. They also may operate and care for testing equipment, explain test procedures and compare findings to a standard to identify problems. Hours may span day, evening and weekends, depending on the facility.
Minimum of 18 years of age to be employed.
Information Unique to the Training
Students may perform EKGs on each other.
Courses to Complete
AHE149 Medical Terminology for Health Careers
AHE150 Basic Anatomy & Physiology for Health Careers
- Core Courses
AHE109 EKG Technician Training: Basic
AHE110 EKG Technician Training: Intermediate
AHE209 EKG Technician Training: Advanced
Approximate Number of Hours
Approximate Training Cost*
Upon successful completion of this training, you are prepared to sit for the Cardiac Credentialing International exam leading to a Certified Cardiographic Technician certification.
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Estimated Hourly Wage**
*Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees, etc.
**Wages are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only.