EKG Technician

EKG Technician with Externship

What will I be doing as an EKG technician?

EKG technicians work in nearly every aspect of healthcare. These trained technicians test the electrical activity of the heart through the proper placement of electrode patches on the patient’s body. The resulting EKG rhythm strips provide valuable data used in diagnosing and monitoring patients with heart conditions.

As an EKG technician, you will also be able to measure basic vital signs and perform rapid response procedures; operate an EKG machine and interpret output; prepare for, perform, and monitor EKG testing; and record lead placement, measure, and identify rhythms.

EKG technicians who work in hospitals and other 24/7 healthcare facilities have the possibility of working night and weekend schedules.

How much can I make as an EKG technician?

Salaries for EKG technicians vary by employer, geographic location, and experience. The middle 50% of EKG technicians earn between $25,000 and $39,000 a year according to PayScale.com.

You may also be able to increase your earnings by obtaining industry certifications. CareerStep’s program will give you the knowledge you need to sit for the Certified EKG Technician (CET) certification exam. To qualify for exam registration, you will also need to set up a live experience with a local hospital to perform 10 EKGs on a person.


How long will the training take?

CareerStep’s EKG Technician program includes almost 400 hours of curriculum and is designed to be completed in 12 months. The online format allows you to study on your own schedule and at your own pace, so you can make your own study schedule.


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This is a not-for-credit course.
As such, you will not earn units and the class will not be reflected on your banner schedule or on transcripts. As a not-for-credit course, Financial Aid cannot be used to pay for or offset the costs of this course.


Cost : $1,599.00, includes:
  • OPTION for an Externship component for an extra fee ($2,499 is the externship price)
  • Complete online access to expert-created curriculum
  • One-on-one support from your trainers and our technical support team
  • 395 hours of curriculum
Registration for Class: Contact Career Step at 1-877-225-7151 or https://www.careerstep.com/lp/partner/ap/ekg-technician/cos
Payment Plan option:
(Offered through Career Step only)
12 monthly installments – 8% interest
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