EKG Technician

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 class fee below

SA              Sat., 8:30am-12:30pm, Feb. 23-May 11 (skip 4/20, 27)

SA-NHA    NHA Exam: May 18 @ 9am-1pm

NHA-Certification Test for EKG & Phlebotomy: $105 exam fee paid directly to testing agency when registering for exam.


EKG Technician

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.

Salary Information:

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.

Career Outlook:

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.

To speak to an Advisor, contact:
Josephine Troia, MS Ed.
Advising, career counseling and job search assistance are offered at no charge to students during and upon completion of any course or program at Queensborough Community College, Division of Pre-College, Continuing Education and Workforce Development.

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