EKG Technician Jobs

EKG Technician Job Overview

Also known as cardiovascular technologists or technicians or cardiac sonographers, EKG (electrocardiogram) technicians operate specialized imaging machines to produce images of or perform tests on the cardiovascular system. Duties of EKG technicians typically include:

  • Prep patients for imaging procedures or tests by getting their history and answering questions
  • Operate and maintain EKG machines
  • Assess images or test results for quality and accuracy
  • Generate EKG reports
  • Evaluate information to help physicians diagnose cardiovascular disorders

The majority of EKG techs work in hospitals, but many also work in doctor's offices or diagnostic laboratories. Related employment opportunities include vascular technologist and diagnostic medical sonographer.

EKG Technician Job Education Requirements

The educational paths of EKG technicians vary according to the desired position. Some EKG techs earn certification through four to six weeks of on-the-job training, where they are supervised by an EKG technologist or cardiologist. Those who want higher earning potential, however, typically obtain more education and training. Some hospitals and colleges offer one-year certification programs, and many offer associate's and even bachelor's degrees in sonography or cardiovascular technology. Employers tend to prefer candidates with certificates from accredited programs.

Certification may also involve passing an exam. Many employers require certification of their EKG technicians, as some insurers will not reimburse for diagnostic imaging and testing if the tech that performed them is not certified. Certain states also require sonographers to be licensed, and certification is usually a prerequisite to licensure.

EKG Technician Job Market

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 51,010 cardiology technician jobs in the U.S. in 2013. This occupation is expected to experience growth of 30 percent by 2022, which is much higher than the U.S. average for all occupations. Imaging technology is rapidly evolving and increasingly replacing more expensive and invasive procedures, creating more demand for EKG technicians. Similarly, EKG technology continues to drop in price, which makes it affordable to medical providers outside hospitals. Demand for EKG techs in doctor's offices and diagnostic facilities is expected to boom as a result.

The state with the largest number of EKG technologists and technicians is Florida, followed by Texas, California, and Pennsylvania. The states with the greatest concentration of EKG professionals are Delaware, Florida and Kentucky.

EKG Technician Job Salary Information

In 2013, the BLS reported that cardiovascular technologists and technicians had a mean annual salary of $53,990. The highest-earning ten percent of EKG techs made $82,920, while the lowest-earning ten percent made $27,810. The top-paying states for this career in descending order are Alaska, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C.

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Performs as the EKG Technician/EKG Monitor Technician instructor during class and/or labs and clinical rotation. Oversees the setting up of lab equipment and supplies. Teaches and demonstrates proper electrocardiograph machine operation, lead placement and patient preparation/ cardiac arrhythmias and all types of rhythm interpretations, halter monitor units and telemetry set ups. Teaches and enf...
Position Type: PRN Shift: Varies Qualifications: Education: High School Diploma required/Experience: 2-4 years, Minimum of 2 years' experience in an accredited hospital with EEG testing/Certification: CPR-AHA Healthcare Provider The EEG/EKG Registry Technologist performs primarily EEG tests. Also performs EKG non-invasive procedures (from infant to adult) as required to attain patient response,...
We are currently seeking a Cardiac Stress Technician - PRN (Paramedic skillset) to join our team! Digirad, a publicly-held company with over 300 employees nationwide, is one of the largest national providers of mobile imaging solutions to physician practices, hospitals and imaging centers. We provide our customers with certified personnel, required licensure, imaging systems, support, and supplie...
EKG Technician/Cardiac Specialist/ECG Technician/Telemetry Technician/Telemetry Monitoring Specialist/Monitoring Specialist Temporary Role for 6-7 weeks Ewing, NJ Open to: full-time (40 hours/week), part-time and per diem candidates Shift: Day, Evening & Overnight Responsible for processing all patient activated recordings and processing all inbound telephone calls from patients and physician...
Thank you for considering a career with Froedtert Health! Please review the following details of this position. If you meet the requirements and qualifications for this opportunity, you are encouraged to apply. Location: US:WI:MILWAUKEE at our FROEDTERT HOSPITAL facility. FTE: 0.010000 *1.0 FTE is Full-Time, any position less than 1.0 FTE is Part-Time, and .001 FTE is Optional Part-Time* Shift...
MountainView Hospital
Schedule: PRN/Per Diem Description Job Summary EKG Technician I, Non-Invasive Cardiology reports directly to the Clinical Manager, Cardiovascular Services, and utilizes specialized knowledge and skills to perform non-invasive cardiovascular procedures for patients resulting in diagnostic information allowing the physician to provide the appropriate treatment. Qualifications Job Qualifications...
MountainView Hospital FL
Schedule: Part-time Description The EKG/Stress Test monitors patients' EKG waveforms in a centralized monitoring station. Duties and responsibilities include: Interprets Rhythms and Arrhythmias. Reports all changes in heart rate/rhythm to appropriate nursing staff. Maintains Telemetry Supplies. Records patient condition utilizing computerized documentation systems. Performs duties with ful...
MountainStar Healthcare Brandon, FL
Description The EKG/Stress Testmonitors patients' EKG waveforms in a centralized monitoring station. Duties and responsibilities include: Interprets Rhythms and Arrhythmias. Reports all changes in heart rate/rhythm to appropriate nursing staff. Maintains Telemetry Supplies. Records patient condition utilizing computerized documentation systems. Performs duties with full understanding of rel...
HCA North Texas Brandon, FL
EKG Technician EKG/Stress/Holter PT Days( Job Number: 01384-7864) Work Location :United States-Florida-Brandon-Brandon Regional Hospital - Brandon Schedule :Part-time Description The EKG/Stress Testmonitors patients' EKG waveforms in a centralized monitoring station. Duties and responsibilities include: Interprets Rhythms and Arrhythmias. Reports all changes in heart rate/rhythm to appr...
We are currently seeking a Cardiac Stress Technician - PRN (Paramedic skillset) to join our team! Digirad, a publicly-held company with over 300 employees nationwide, is one of the largest national providers of mobile imaging solutions to physician practices, hospitals and imaging centers. We provide our customers with certified personnel, required licensure, imaging systems, support, and supplie...
We are currently seeking a Cardiac Stress Technician - (Paramedic skillset) to join our team! Digirad, a publicly-held company with over 300 employees nationwide, is one of the largest national providers of mobile imaging solutions to physician practices, hospitals and imaging centers. We provide our customers with certified personnel, required licensure, imaging systems, support, and supplies fo...
We are currently seeking a Cardiac Stress Technician - PRN (Paramedic skillset) to join our team! Digirad, a publicly-held company with over 300 employees nationwide, is one of the largest national providers of mobile imaging solutions to physician practices, hospitals and imaging centers. We provide our customers with certified personnel, required licensure, imaging systems, support, and supplie...
We are currently seeking a Full-time Cardiac Stress Technician (Paramedic skillset) to join our team! Digirad, a publicly-held company with over 300 employees nationwide, is one of the largest national providers of mobile imaging solutions to physician practices, hospitals and imaging centers. We provide our customers with certified personnel, required licensure, imaging systems, support, and sup...
North Shore Long Island Jewish
Description In the role of EKG Technician, you will record changes in electrical activity produced by the contraction of the heart using an EKG machine. Job Responsibilities Include: Takes EKG tracings as ordered by physician. Assists patient pre and post procedure. Instructs patient how to relax and cooperate for the test. Completes identifying data on request slip and prepares finished rep...
Piedmont Healthcare Stockbridge, GA
EKG Tech - EKG / FT Job Number: 1404208 Description Join a clinical team at its best! Piedmont Healthcare – It’s Time to Get Better. We care about our employees so you can care for our patients. Piedmont Healthcare. JOB DESCRIPTION: The EKG Technician will be responsible for performing; Electrocardiogram (EKG) tracings, Cardiac Stress Testing, Holter monitor hook ups and scanning, Mounting a...
eCardio Diagnostics is the leading provider of remote cardiac monitoring products and services that improve the flexibility, speedand accuracy of arrhythmia diagnosis. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, eCardio has served thousands of physicians and patients suffering from heart rhythm disorders since 2004. eCardio is an important partner in the delivery of optimal patient care. eCardio offers an a...
We are currently seeking a Cardiac Stress Technician to join our team! This is a full-time position located at a fixed site in LaPorte, IN Digirad, a publicly-held company with over 300 employees nationwide, is one of the largest national providers of mobile imaging solutions to physician practices, hospitals and imaging centers. We provide our customers with certified personnel, required licens...
We are currently seeking a Cardiac Stress Technician (Paramedic skillset) to join our team! Digirad, a publicly-held company with over 300 employees nationwide, is one of the largest national providers of mobile imaging solutions to physician practices, hospitals and imaging centers. We provide our customers with certified personnel, required licensure, imaging systems, support, and supplies for ...
Company Confidential Irvine, CA, 92618
Cardiology Laboratory seeking Full-Time 3rd shift positions (7pm-7am) as an experienced Cardiovascular Technician. We are a nationwide healthcare telemetry laboratory looking for reliable, qualified and compassionate personnel with attention to detail. We Need: Graduate of Cardiovascular Technician program (other certifications/experience may be considered) Minimum one year experience with EKG....
Job Description EEG/EKG Technician - PRN(Job Number:00056-4374) Work Location:United States-Florida-Plantation-Plantation General Hospital - Fort Lauderdale Area Schedule:PRN/Per Diem Description EEG/EKG Technician - PRN Plantation General Hospital Plantation, FL Facility Description: Plantation General Hospital is a full-service facility that is fully accredited by The Joint Commission a...

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EKG Technician

Salaries

$24,960.00 - $52,416.00
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Education / Training

Certification
37.5%
Some College Coursework Completed
25%
High School
18.8%
Bachelor's
12.5%
Master's
6.2%
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