What You Will Learn
This course prepares students to function as EKG technicians. It covers the anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes and terminology, medical ethics and legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and echocardiography, EKG machine use, lead placement, and chest wall anatomy.
Prepare for Certification
There are several EKG technician national certification exams that are available to students. The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) requires 10 EKGs on live individuals.
The EKG Technician Profession
EKG technicians are in demand. EKG technicians work in physician's offices, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities and organizations. EKG technicians also work for insurance companies to provide data for health and life insurance policies. Similar to other growing healthcare professions, the demand for EKG technicians is expected to continue to grow substantially. Approximately 25% more EKG technician jobs will be available by the year 2022.