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EKG Technology

Diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians, including vascular technologists operate special imaging equipment to create images or to conduct tests.

EKG Technician

EKG Technician

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Courses

Dual Credit Option†
 

Principles of Health Science†
Medical Terminology/Emergency Procedures†
Body Structures and Functions†
EKG Technician

Career Ready

Certified EKG Technician

Post Secondary Education

West Kentucky Community & Technical College
Associate in Applied Science Medical Lab Technician

Career Information

Work Environment

Most diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians, including vascular technologists, work full time. Most diagnostic imaging workers are employed in hospitals, while most of the rest worked in physicians’ offices or medical and diagnostic laboratories.

How to Become an EKG Technician

Diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians, including vascular technologists, need formal education, such as an associate’s degree or a postsecondary certificate. Many employers also also require professional certification

Pay

The median annual wage for cardiovascular technologists and technicians was $56,850 in May 2018.

Job Outlook

Overall employment of diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians is projected to grow 14 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population ages, the need to diagnose medical conditions—such as blood clots and heart disease—will likely increase. Imaging technology is a tool used in making these diagnoses.

Courses

EKG Technician Career Pathway 4 Year Course of Studies

Freshman
English
Math
Science
Social Studies*
Principles of Health Science
Health/PE
Elective
Sophomore
English
Math*
Science
Social Studies*
Medical Terminology/Emergency Procedures
Elective
Elective
Junior
English*
Math*
Science*
Social Studies*
Body Structures & Functions
Elective†
Elective
Senior
English*
Math*
Arts & Humanities
Elective†
EKG Technician
Elective
Elective
* Advanced Placement Options     † Dual Credit

EKG Technology & ATC Health News & Events

Health Occupations Pinning Ceremony

Health Occupations Pinning Ceremony

Recently, our health science program held a pinning ceremony for students who received certifications that allow them to work in healthcare.