Electrocardiography (EKG) Technician Certification Training (Voucher Included)
Electrocardiography (EKG) Technicians operate special machinery that records a patient's
heart health and data. They work closely with physicians and surgeons, who use this
data to evaluate and diagnose medical conditions and make the most appropriate treatment
or plan for the patient.
About This Program
Electrocardiography (EKG) technicians are vital members of any healthcare team. If
you want to join the booming healthcare industry as an EKG tech, this in-depth course
will train you to apply, monitor, and measure electrocardiography tests in a flexible,
online learning environment.
You will also learn key subjects needed to earn a nationally recognized EKG technician
certification, such as measuring basic vital signs, performing rapid response procedures, operating an EKG
machine, and identifying rhythms.
This course offers enrollment with a voucher for either the Certified EKG Technician
Specialist (CETS) certification exam or the Certified EKG Technician (CET) certification
exam. The voucher is prepaid access to sit for the certifying exam upon eligibility.
However, please research your state's requirements before enrollment to ensure this
course is the right fit for you.
Electrocardiography (EKG) technicians are healthcare workers who specialize in EKG
testing and machinery. Heart performance is monitored with electrocardiogram machines
by attaching electrodes to the chest, arms, and legs of patients.
Many patients are tested while at rest or walking/running on a treadmill, which the
EKG machine records and captures, showing the patient's heart metrics.
EKG Technician Career Outlook
Electrocardiography is a growing feild. As the large baby-boom population continues
to age, the need to diagnose medical conditions that affect older adults—such as blood
clots and heart disease—will likely increase.
Electrocardiography (EKG) technicians should have proficient communication skills,
as they work closely with other medical professionals who rely on them for accurate
interpretations of health data.
They must also be detail-oriented. A patient's EKG records can reveal subtle details
about a patient's health status, so they must pay close attention.
EKG Technician Salary Expectations
In 2021, the average EKG Technician made:
an average hourly wage of $29.82
an average yearly salary of $62,020
Top 4 states with the highest employment level in EKG Technicians are:
Q: Does this course prepare for a certification A:Yes, upon successful completion of the course, you will have the foundational knowledge
required for national certification. You may choose between two certification paths:
You may sit for AECA's Certified EKG Technician Specialist (CETS) certification exam
to earn a provisional certification. You will be able to assist other EKG techs, doctors,
nurses, and various healthcare professionals. You will have six months to complete
the clinical skills portion of EKG, an externship as an EKG technician, and administering
at least 15 live EKGs, to convert to full certification. Completing clinical during
the provisional period will put you on the path to becoming a fully certified EKG
technician, so you can perform essential duties as delegated at your healthcare facility.
You will also qualify for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) full certification,
Certified EKG Technician (CET), and may utilize the included Externship Starter Kit
to achieve the clinical requirements (10 EKGs on live humans).
Q: When can I start, and how long does it take to complete this course? A: This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as
you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours. This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and
finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete
What you will learn
Concepts of cardiac anatomy and physiology, infection control and standard precautions,
communication and legal issues in healthcare, history of electrocardiography
Electrocardiography, electrocardiography interpretation of various types of EKGs
Application theory of EKGs, application procedure of EKGs
How you will benefit
You will learn the theoretical knowledge of an EKG Technician
You will be prepared to sit for the provisional Certified EKG Technician Specialist
(CETS) exam, offered by American Education Certification Association or utilize the
included Externship Starter Kit to qualify for a full Certified EKG Technician (CET)
certification offered by the National Healthcareer Association
You may work with physicians/doctors, nurses, and other healthcare related professionals
Assistance from our Externship Coordinator and access to our Externship Starter Kit
The exam voucher option for either the Certified EKG Technician Specialist (CETS)
exam or the Certified EKG Technician (CET) exam.
To take this online course, you should have one of the following: High School Diploma,
GED or equivalent, entrance test, or previous healthcare experience. To qualify for
the certification exam, a High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Please check
with your state for any specific requirements they might have before registering.
This course is 100% online. Start anytime.
Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology
Communication and Legal Issues in Healthcare
History of EKG
EKG Application Theory
EKG Application Procedure
Jacqueline Garcia holds an Instructor Certification to teach EKG Technician Program.
Ms. Garcia has served as a subject matter expert for the EKG textbook. She has also
developed curriculums for EKG technician program for career schools and is actively
involved in teaching EKG at several career schools. She is an active member of AECA
as an EKG Technician.
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