The ECG or EKG Technician course is now offered by Critical Care Training Center. It is designed specifically for individuals interested in becoming a certified EKG technician and for those enhancing their career in health care industry in general.
Prerequisite for the course:
1. A high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
2. No felony or misdemeanor related to the sale of drugs. Traffic violations and any other issues must be cleared up before the externship. This is the sole responsibility of each student
3. A history of vaccinations is periodically required to work in the externship
What is an EKG Monitor Technician?
EKG monitor technicians are responsible for watching patients’ heart rates and reporting important changes to the nursing staff; they often use equipment that tracks several patients simultaneously. EKG monitor technicians may also perform electrocardiographs (EKGs), which read electrical impulses sent by the heart.
EKG monitor technicians work in many different settings, including but not limited to hospitals, clinics and outpatient centers.
Program Length and Duration
The program includes 48 hours of teaching, simulation and experiential learning, which takes place over a 6-day period.
The employment outlook for EKG Monitor Technicians is projected to grow 24 percent from 2015 to 2025, faster than the average for all occupations. As the aging population grows and heart disease is on the rise, the need for such technicians will only increase. This could be a great entry-level job into health care with many potential avenues for advancement.