EKG Technician (NHA Certified)
Introduction to cardiac anatomy and terminology, recognition of cardiac emergencies, obtaining a 12-lead ECG or EKG tracing and basic rhythm interpretation. Includes additional 4 hours offsite Clinical TBA.
AHX-170 10 sessions (40 hours) / $1,575 plus $25 NHA exam fee below
Sat., 8:30am-12:30pm, Feb.17-May 5 (skip 3/31, 4/7)
NHA Exam: May 12 @ 9am-1pm
NHA-Certification Test for EKG & Phlebotomy: $105 exam fee paid directly to testing agency when registering for exam.
What EKG Technicians Do:
EKG Technicians conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic purposes. May conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity, and similar tests. Includes vascular technologists. EKG Technicians are employed by hospitals; state, local, private, offices of physicians, medical and diagnostic laboratories.
Median Hourly Wage: $27.37 in New York State
Median Annual Wage: $56,900 in New York State
The lowest 10% earn $16.87/hr. and $35,100 annually in New York State
*Please note: The mean wage is an average wage. Salary may increase as EKG Technicians’ experience and education increases. The lowest 10% of salary may reflect those with the least experience.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the employment of EKG Technician is projected to grow +21% from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.