ADVANCE YOUR

EKG TECHNICIAN

CAREER

Our comprehensive online EKG Technician program will prepare you to test and provide patient care for a variety of cardiovascular issues.

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12 Weeks

PROGRAM LENGTH

CET

CERTIFICATIONS

$2,000.00

TUITION

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ISSUING AUTHORITY

This program is NOT available to students who plan to work in the state of GA.

WHAT DOES A EKG TECHNICIAN DO?

The role of an EKG technician is to provide cardiovascular testing through electrocardiograms (EKGs), as well as to support physicians and other healthcare professionals. In addition to administering EKGs, a technician’s daily responsibilities often include maintaining imaging equipment, preparing patients for procedures, and various administrative tasks. visits and procedures.

After successfully completing the EKG Technician program, students will be proficient in medical terminology, disease processes, and electronic medical records. They will also be prepared to identify heart conditions, analyze diagnostic information, and assist doctors and staff.

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WHERE DOES A EKG TECHNICIAN WORK?

EKG technicians work in a variety of settings, which may include hospitals, heart centers, or private practice offices. Technicians will collaborate with many other healthcare professionals, and there are opportunities to further specialize in other areas such as echocardiography, vascular technology, and Holter monitoring.

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Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

Web browser with internet connection

Course registration & payment

Training Materials Provided

Expert-led video based training

eBook: Electrocardiography for the Healthcare Professional

Competency assessments

National Certification exam fee

EKG TECHNICIAN

Outcomes

Cardiovascular technology is a rapidly growing field and, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment will continue to rise by 10-17% through 2031. Trained EKG Technicians will be in high demand, with employers seeking candidates who are qualified to provide diagnostic testing, monitor equipment, support doctors, and keep track of patient data. 

  • EKG technicians can expect to earn a starting salary of between $29,000 and $39,000
  • Graduates of the EKG technician program will have mastered the skills necessary to work in a variety of settings, including hospitals and heart centers
  • EKG Technician students will complete the program with a thorough comprehension of electrocardiograms, Holter monitoring, and other vital diagnostic cardiovascular testing

Skills Learned

Students in the EKG Technician program will complete a rigorous curriculum over 12 weeks to gain the expertise necessary to successfully launch their health care career. Some of the skills gained include:

  • Understanding the correct use of electrocardiography equipment and supplies
  • Working with patients to explain procedures and prepare them for testing
  • Recognition of cardiac arrhythmias and the appropriate responses
  • Understanding of medical terminology and disease processes
  • Supporting physicians and cardiologists during patient testing and monitoring
COURSES - 12 WEEKS
Professionalism in Allied Health
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology
Electrocardiography

PROGRAM PREVIEW

EKG TECHNICIAN JOB POSSIBILITIES

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Cardiovascular Technician

$30,000 – $36,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

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EKG Technician

$29,000 – $39,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

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ECG Technician

$27,000 – $48,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to sit for the Certified EKG Technician exam. Before taking this exam, students are required to complete at least 10 EKGs on a live person in order to fulfill their clinical requirement. 

CET

Certified EKG Technician

Earning this national certification demonstrates to future employers that you have mastered the skills and knowledge necessary to work successfully as an EKG technician.

EKG TECHNICIAN PAYMENT OPTIONS

In addition to the following payment options, we offer special corporate volume pricing. Visit the Corporate page for details.

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds.

Pay for your training with an education loan through Sallie Mae or Meritize.

Complete the course registration process to reserve your seat using one of these options.

 

Many employers have education programs or will pay for continued education! Select “Corporate Invoice” if you need an invoice to process payment through company training tuition assistance/reimbursement plans. 

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PROGRAM COMPARISONS

PROFESSIONAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Community College
Program & Tuition Cost
$4,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Included
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures

MEET YOUR WORKFORCE TRAINING SPECIALIST!

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Tracey is your Workforce Training Specialist.  She is here to help you understand your program of interest, payment options and succeed!  Get in touch with Tracey to learn more about your program, Southern Adventist University and how to achieve your workforce development goals!

FAQ

Students will complete the online program over 12 weeks, making them job-ready in three months. The program is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.

EKG technicians work hard, both physically and mentally, to help care for patients. They spend the majority of their shift standing, walking, kneeling, and lifting.

Ideal candidates for this online program have excellent interpersonal skills, are detail-oriented, possess a caring and compassionate personality, and are interested in learning about high-tech mechanical equipment.

EKG technicians often use this certification as a stepping stone to other healthcare opportunities, including Medical Assistants, Phlebotomists, or Electronic Health Records specialists.

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