Electrocardiographic (EKG) Technician
Electrocardiograph technicians (EKG technicians) assist in helping physicians diagnose and treat patients various cardiovascular problems. The EKG technician uses an electrocardiogram machine to monitor the heart’s activity. The EKG records the reading of electrical impulses from the heart so the physician may accurately diagnose the problem. EKG technicians primarily work in hospitals, clinics, and/or phyisicians’ offices.
Students who successfully complete the certificate program are eligible to sit for a national certification exam to receive the credential Nationally Registered Certified EKG Technician (NRCEKG). This licensure/certification examination is offered by the National Association for Health Professionals.