EKG
General Description
Electrocardiograph (EKG or ECG) Technicians operate equipment that records and measures heart activity.

EKG Technicians schedule appointments, perform ultrasound or cardiovascular procedures, review doctors� interpretations and patient files, and monitor patients� heart rates. They also operate and care for testing equipment, explain test procedures, and compare findings to a standard to identify problems.

Electrocardiograms (EKG/ECG) are performed routinely at medical examinations, pre-surgical evaluations, before initiating fitness programs, as well as in the assessment and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
Length of Program:
3 months
As an EKG Technician you will:
EKG Technician Tasks
- Prepare patient for EKG- Stress Testing and Holster Monitoring
- Perform EKG to monitor heart- Assist physician in treating blood vessel irregularities
Schedule of Classes:
*** New sessions starting every month ***
Employment Opportunities:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of EKG technicians is expected to increase by 26 percent through the year 2016. Read More
Where I can work:
75% of EKG Technicians work in hospitals. The rest work in clinics, cardiac rehabilitation centers, and doctors� offices.
How much I will make:
EKG Technicians in the Washington DC metro area make a wage range between $15 and $21 per hour based on years of experience and responsibility.


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