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Program Summary

Our EKG Technician training program will prepare you for this excellent career and to sit for a national EKG Technician certification exam. You will gain 70 hours of classroom instruction to help you acquire a strong understanding of electrocardiography. Over the course of 10 weeks you will gain exposure to job duties that include unit operation and troubleshooting, lead placement, use and understanding of EKG grid paper, recognizing EKG patterns in all 12 leads, plotting the EKG axis, and much more.

Program Details
  • Financial Assistance

    Financial Assistance

    Payment Plans & Scholarships are widely available.

  • Schedule / Duration

    Schedule / Duration

    Finish in 10 weeks with day or evening schedules available

  • Externship

    Growth Rate

    Join a medical profession that is expected to grow by 24%

  • Occupational Outlook

    Occupational Outlook

    Make $13-$19 per hour as an EKG Technician

  • Locations

    Locations

    Over 150 classroom locations nationwide

  • Information Sessions

    Information Sessions

    Attend a helpful information session about this program

Financial Assistance

Fees: Fees vary by partner. Check Class Schedules to find a program near you.

Financing: Financial Assistance is offered to many people that apply. Our options may include:

  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Sallie Mae Loans
  • Debit/Credit Card Enrollment

Schedule / Duration

Over the course of 10 weeks you will gain 70 hours of classroom instruction to help you acquire a strong understanding of electrocardiography. Day, evening and weekend schedules available.

Click here to find a program that fits your schedule.

Growth Rate

Employment for EKG Technicians is expected to grow by 24% through 2018. BLS.gov states that "Employment of vascular technologists and echocardiographers will grow as advances in vascular technology and sonography reduce the need for more costly and invasive procedures." This is an encouraging outlook on this growing profession.

Occupational Outlook

What do EKG Technicians Do:
EKG technicians heavy lifting on a regular basis as they move patients and equipment. They also work with patients who are suffering or have serious heart conditions.

Duties:

  • Attaches electrodes to a patient and then pulling switches on an EKG machine to trace electrical impulses transmitted by the heart.
  • Perform stress tests
  • With advanced training, EKG technicians can administer Holter monitoring tests

Work Environment:
EKG technicians are typically employed in hospitals, laboratories or cardiologists’ offices. They typically work 40 hours a week, although sometimes more hours are required. EKG technicians who work in laboratories tend to put in longer hours. Additionally, they may be required to be on call and come in at odd hours.

How to Become an EKG Technician:
EKG technicians are generally given on-the-job training (usually takes 4-6 weeks), most employers prefer that applicants have some previous healthcare experience. One can gain experience as a nurse aide by enrolling in a 2-year cardiovascular technology program.

Certification:
Certification programs are available at several colleges throughout the country. These programs train and educate students on EKG machines, medicals terminology, and cardiovascular anatomy. It is also possible to become a Certified EKG Technician (CET) through companies like NHA. Boston Reed's EKG technician training is designed to prepare students to sit for the national EKG Technician certification exam.

Pay:
An EKG technician‚??s annual salary can range from $29,000 to $41,000. Wages will vary by employer, location and experience.

Job Outlook:
Career opportunities for Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians EKG technicians are expected to increase by 29% between 2010 and 2020.

 

Locations

Boston Reed is proud to partner with hundreds of schools across the United States. If you aren't able to find a location for this program please let us know. We are constantly adding more locations and hope to help you online or in the classroom.

Information Sessions

Information sessions are a great way to find out more about allied health careers, and the programs offered to get them started. See if there are any in your area. Sign up today!

How to register

1. Click here and then enter your zip code

2. Select "Information Session" from the drop down list. and press go.

3. Find the location that you would like to attend and call or register online.

Note: Not all information sessions allow you to register online. Please call us at 800-201-1141 if you have any questions.