EKG technicians are in demand in physicians’ offices, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities and organizations.
They also work for insurance companies to provide data for health and life insurance policies. Similar to other growing healthcare professions, the demand for EKG technicians is expected to continue to grow substantially.
This program covers topics and processes critical to conducting and interpreting electrocardiograms (EKGs). To begin, learners will review the anatomy and physiology of the heart. From there, learners will go on to explore the technology used, such as the EKG machine. Next, participants will learn how to interpret a rhythm strip. And, finally, learners will discover the details of a heart attack (myocardial infarction).
Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity
Learners who complete this program can gain valuable hands-on experience in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study. As learners progress through their e-learning program, an externship coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.
Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug screening, criminal background checks, etc., may be required by the externship facility.
Self-paced online content. Start anytime. Take up to four months to complete.
Who Will Benefit:
- Those interested in entry-level jobs in healthcare
- Those who aspire to become medical assistants
- Those who aspire to become patient-care technicians