Professional Development

Cardio-Phlebotomy Technician

What does a Cardio-Phlebotomy Technician do?

Electrocardiograph (EKG or ECG) technicians and phlebotomists work directly with patients in a variety of medical settings. An EKG Technician is responsible for operating an electrocardiograph, a machine that monitors the electrical activity in the heart. Phlebotomists collect blood and non-blood specimens for testing, so they can be analyzed in a clinical laboratory.

Where Can You Work?

Medical professionals who have both the knowledge of EKGs and phlebotomy often work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, outpatient care centers and medical labs. Having these dual high-demand skills opens more doors to opportunities.


16 Weeks


Training Materials Provided



Cardio-Phlebotomy Technician


Healthcare employment is projected to grow by 13% from 2021 to 2031, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means that over the next decade there will be nearly 2 million new positions available for those interested in healthcare.

Skills Learned

Upon completion of this training, you’ll be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the soft skill expectations of an allied healthcare professional
  • Grasp the importance of customer service, communication skills and professionalism
  • Understand the responsibilities of patient care and safety related to preparation and collection of specimens
  • Understand the responsibilities related to performance of electrocardiograms, application of Holter monitors and assistance with stress testing
  • Appreciate the importance of patient care and monitoring related to arrhythmias
  • Appreciate the role of HIPAA, OSHA, COLA, and CLIA-waived testing

Courses - 16 Weeks

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Cardio-Phlebotomy Technician Job Possibilities

EKG Technician


$29,000 – $39,000



$25,000 – $35,000

Medical Technologist


$36,000 – $64,000

Certification Information

Upon completing your training, you’ll be qualified to earn the Certified EKG Technician and Certified Phlebotomy Technician credentials through the National Healthcareer Association.


Certified EKG Technician

The Certified EKG Technician certification prepares you to complete EKGs on patients, an in-demand skill in the field of electrocardiography. Students wishing to sit for the Certified EKG Technician exam will be required to complete a minimum of 10 EKGs on a live person.


Certified Phlebotomy Technician

The Certified Phlebotomy Technician certification helps you gain the skills to collect blood and non-blood specimens for testing. This program has a clinical requirement of 30 venipuncture and 10 capillary sticks on live individuals to sit for their certification exam.

This program does not meet state licensing or regulatory requirements for Phlebotomy Technicians in the following states: CA, WA. This program is not recognized by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC), and therefore residents of the State of Georgia are NOT eligible for enrollment into this program.

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Payment Options

Credit Card

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Program Comparison

Emerge Education
Community College
Program & Tuition Cost
$4,000 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

Meet Your Training Specialist

Lauren Holubec is your Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand the program, payment options and succeed! Get in touch with Lauren to learn more about the program and how to achieve your career goals. If you are a manager interested in group enrollment, please contact Lauren directly so she can assist you with the enrollment process.


How long does it take to become a Cardio-Phlebotomy Technician?

You will complete the courses in this program over 16 weeks, making students job-ready in 4 months. The program is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.

Do these courses count for college credit?

No, these courses do not count for college credit

Is the Cardio-Phlebotomy Technician career training online?

Yes, our training program is fully online and asynchronous.