EKG Technician

EKG Technicians are responsible for performing electrocardiogram test in order to record and monitor electrical impulses transmitted by the heart . This assists a physician in diagnosing and treating cardiac and blood vessel irregularities. These tests include basic EKGs, Holter Monitoring (portable EKG which records activity for 24-48 hrs.), and Stress Test ( treadmill).

Skills and Practices Learned:

The student will be able to recognize normal electrical patterns of the heart, and life-threatening abnormal rhythms.


Economic Outlook

Job opportunities for EKG Technician are expected to expend in the coming years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistic. EKG Technicians work in physicians offices, hospitals, clinics, and other health care facilities such as critical care and emergency departments where patients receive cardiac monitoring.