Certified EKG Technician
What is a EKG technician?
With the certified EKG technician (CET), you’ll have the credentials nearly all healthcare employers require to perform the critical tasks of administering EKGs, as well as Holter monitoring and stress testing. These tests can be performed during physical exams, when cardiovascular problems are suspected, or in preparation for surgery. The need for qualified EKG technicians continues to rise as the aging population in America grows (and with it, the prevalence of heart-related conditions).
As an EKG Technician you may perform some or all of the following tasks:
- Set up and administer EKGs (electrocardiograms) and stress tests
- Prepare patients for Holter or ambulatory monitoring
- Edit and deliver final test results to physicians for analysis
- Schedule appointments
- Transcribe physicians’ interpretations
Demand for EKG Technicians Across the US
Across the U.S., EKG technicians are in high demand. Project growth for this profession 24.5% by 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Below, you can see demand for EKG technicians, state-by-state.
Level Up with Stacked Credentials and Certificates
Stacking your credentials and earning specialty certificates can increase job opportunities available to you in allied health. By earning more than one credential or certificate, you show potential employers you’re willing to go the extra mile. It proves that you’re work-ready in multiple areas, making you a versatile employee and an asset to their organization.
Depending on your specific military training, you may also be eligible to earn the following credentials:
- Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
- Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
- Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant (CPCT/A)
- Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS)
- Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
State Growth Rates: Projections Managing Partnership (PMP) funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor. (2018).