Conduct electrocardiogram (EKG), echocardiogram, stress testing, or other cardiovascular tests to record patients' cardiac activity, using specialized electronic test equipment, recording devices, or laboratory instruments.
Explain testing procedures to patients to obtain cooperation and reduce anxiety.
Monitor patients' blood pressure and heart rate using specialized equipment during procedures to notify the physician if something appears wrong.
Obtain and record patient identification, medical history, or test results.
Monitor patients' comfort and safety during tests.
EKG Technicians will:
- Administer cardiovasular tests
- Present test data to physicians for interpretation
- Prepare patients and keep them as calm as possible during the procedure
- Make appointments and explain procedures to patients
Course Length and Wage Potential
• 95 contact hours online Health Ed Today, Lock Haven University.
• National Healthcare Association: Certified EKG Technician (CET).
Average wage*: $13.00 - $15.00 per hour
* ONET Online, May 2019. https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2031.00