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EKG Technician


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12 Weeks



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*You can pay as little as $256 per month. For full payment options and different financing plans, including interest rates from external lenders, please talk to our enrollment team.

What Does A EKG Technician Do?

EKG technicians operate and monitor electrocardiogram (EKG) equipment for patients during diagnostic tests. EKG technicians can work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, or private practices, and they’re often stationed in a dedicated room with EKG equipment.

An EKG technician explains how the test works and what the patient can expect. At times, they may need to calm anxious patients so test results are accurate. Next, the EKG technician positions the patient, attaches electrodes to their skin in the proper locations and monitors blood pressure and heart activity during the test.

Once the test is complete, the EKG technician takes the results to a physician, who interprets the data and draws conclusions. They may also be responsible for transcribing the doctor’s notes for medical records, maintaining EKG equipment, and any inventory needed for testing.

Where Does A EKG Technician Work?

EKG technicians work in various settings, including hospitals, heart centers, and private practice offices. Technicians will collaborate with many other healthcare professionals, and there are opportunities to further specialize in other areas such as echocardiography, vascular technology, and Holter monitoring. 

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High School Diploma or GED

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Course registration & payment

Training Materials Provided

Expert-led video-based training

eBook: Electrocardiography for the Healthcare Professional

National Certification exam fee

Competency assessments



According to, the average yearly income for a full-time EKG technician is $41,000. The typical range lies between $36,400 and $47,400 and varies by location and experience level. As an EKG technician, you can work full-time or part-time.  

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the employment of cardiovascular technologists and technicians is projected to grow 5% through 2031. Certified EKG technicians will be equipped to work in various healthcare settings. Upon program completion, students thoroughly comprehend cardiac diagnostic testing, including electrocardiograms, stress tests, and Holter monitoring. 

Skills Learned

Students in the EKG Technician program will complete a rigorous curriculum over 12 weeks to gain the expertise necessary to launch their healthcare careers successfully. Some of the skills acquired include: 

  • Understanding the correct use of electrocardiography equipment and supplies 
  • Working with patients to explain procedures and prepare them for testing 
  • Recognition of cardiac arrhythmias and the appropriate responses 
  • Understanding of medical terminology and disease processes 
  • Supporting physicians and cardiologists during patient testing and monitoring 


Professionalism in Allied Health
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology


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$30,000 – $36,000


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$29,000 – $39,000


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$27,000 – $48,000



Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to sit for the Certified EKG Technician exam. Before taking this exam, students are required to complete at least 10 EKGs on a live person in order to fulfill their clinical requirement.


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Certified EKG Technician

Earning this national certification demonstrates to future employers that you have mastered the skills and knowledge necessary to work successfully as an EKG technician.


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Program & Tuition Cost
$2,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures


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Students will complete the online program over 12 weeks, making them job-ready in three months. The program is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.

EKG technicians work hard, both physically and mentally, to help care for patients. They spend the majority of their shift standing, walking, kneeling and lifting.

Ideal candidates for this online program have excellent interpersonal skills, are detail-oriented, possess a caring and compassionate personality and are interested in learning about high-tech mechanical equipment.

EKG technicians often use this certification as a stepping stone to other healthcare opportunities, including Medical Assistants, Phlebotomists or Electronic Health Records specialists.

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Union Adventist University, located in Lincoln, Nebraska, provides the highest quality training in order to best serve students and surrounding communities. Our specialized career training programs provide up-to-date and in-demand skills, preparation and certification, ensuring that everyone who completes our programs is of the highest caliber.