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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION WORK SETTING SALARY & EMPLOYMENT 4 KEY JOB DUTIES Average salary (2015) Average hourly pay (2015) Employed (2015) Job growth (2012 - 2022) $31,000 NA NA ENTRY LEVEL EDUCATION REFERENCES 1. created by: © 2015 There isnt any one national standard for becoming an EKG tech. Educational options range from on-the-job training to 50-hour training courses/programs to one-year certificate programs offered by some academic institutions. Certification from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) OR American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT) OR National Healthcareer Association (NHA) OR American Certification Agency is typically required. Work settings include catheter labs athospitals and cardiology practices. Conducts and monitors non-invasive electrocardiogram tests on cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic purposes. EKG TECHNICIAN Providing patient instructions and applying electrodes for either an EKG stress test or Holter monitor procedure Monitoring the patients heart rate, oxygen saturation and blood pressure during exertion Observing for pain, discomfort, fatigue, or difficulty breathing during exertion Ensuring that the results or recorded data is safely and properly collected for physician analysis Health Career Profiles: Diagnostic Technology Statistics for EKG Technicians working in the U.S.: Employment Outlook NA Faster than average
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