If you are dependable, compassionate, cooperative, able to lift 15-20 pounds and are willing to learn how to operate the electrodiagnostic machine, you can pursue a career as an EKG technician.
- You need is a high school diploma in order to start working towards acquiring this position.
- Postsecondary training is very helpful for obtaining this job.
- Certification is not required but can help you land a better job as some organizations do prefer certified EKG technicians.
- Working in a healthcare setting can also make it easier to pursue this position; those who are already acclimated to the healthcare environment are preferred.
EKG technicians, also known as electrocardiogram technicians, are vital to the medical community. Most EKG technicians begin their careers working jobs as health aides, nursing assistants, or while pursuing an associate degree in cardiovascular technology. They often work in settings like emergency rooms, cardiac units and medical offices. EKG technicians can advance into specialty departments by taking additional training.
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This Course Earns 9.6 CEU's
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EKG Technicians Can Advance into Supervisory or Management Positions.