Professional Development

Allied Healthcare Professional

What does an EKG Technician do?

EKG technicians support doctors and other health professionals by performing cardiovascular tests, working with patients, and monitoring equipment. 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.

Students who complete the EKG Technician program will be comfortable with medical terminology, disease processes, and patient best practices. They will also be prepared for a wide array of tasks, including identifying heart conditions, collecting data, assisting cardiologists, and providing professional patient care.

Where Can You Work?

EKG technicians work in a variety of settings, which may include hospitals, heart centers, or 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.


12 Weeks


Training Materials Provided



Certification Requirements

A clinical component is required for this program. We will assist students enrolled in this program find a clinical location. If you have any questions about the clinical requirements of this program, please discuss them with your Training Specialist.

EKG 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:

  • 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

Courses - 12 Weeks

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EKG Technician Job Possibilities

EKG Technician


$29,000 – $39,000

Cardiovascular Technician


$30,000 – $36,000

ECG Technician


$27,000 – $48,000

Certification Information

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 EKG’s on a live person in order to fulfill their clinical requirement.


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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Payment Options

Credit Card

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.


Short-term Loan

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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 an EKG Technician?

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

What classes will I take in the EKG Technician program?

The courses in the EKG Technician program include Professionalism in Allied Health, Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology, and Electrocardiography.

Is being an EKG technician physically demanding?

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.

What other career options can an EKG technician certification lead to?

EKG technicians often use this certification as a stepping stone to other healthcare opportunities, including Medical Assistant, Phlebotomist, or Electronic Health Records Specialist.