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Online EKG Technician Certificate Program

EKG Technician School
EKG Technician School

Start Our Online EKG Technician Certificate Program today! USCI offers 100% online classes that allow you to study at any time or place on Your phone.

U.S. Career Institute’s Online EKG Technician Certificate Program prepares you to take the Certified EKG Technician (CET) exam administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Start a fulfilling career full of opportunities and ever-increasing demand, 58,900 total jobs by 2032*! EKG Technicians assist physicians and doctors in diagnosing potential diseases, heart conditions, and irregularities, which can save a multitude of lives every year. They work at doctor’s offices, hospitals, medical diagnostic labs, and outpatient care centers. Our online training program begins with the healthcare basics of medical records, medical terminology, anatomy, medical ethics, and vital signs. Then, it moves on to the career-focused subjects of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, diseases and disorders of the heart, equipment, proper placement, and analysis.

  • Your CET exam fee is included in your tuition - up to a $200 value†.
  • EKG Technician jobs are projected to increase 4% by 2032* according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • EKG Technician salary – up to $66,170 per year!*
  • U.S. Career Institute is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
  • U.S. Career Institute is proud to provide our Career Coach Program which gives you one-on-one access to a Career Advisor.

The EKG Technician program is offered fully online and does not include the live skills practice (experience) opportunities required to obtain certification as an EKG Technician, which most employers require. Students are responsible for researching certification and/or licensure requirements and securing appropriate experience opportunities.








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EKG Technician Training that fits your life

What You'll Learn During Your Online Course

U.S. Career Institute’s online EKG Technician training program will teach you everything you need to know to start this exciting new career. Graduates of this online program will be trained in the theoretical instruction and practical skills that prepare them to perform diagnostic tests that help providers identify cardiovascular problems in patients. Your online certificate course will prepare you with a fundamental understanding of anatomy, medical terminology, insurance and medical records. Upon completion of the course, students will be trained to prepare patients for Holter or ambulatory monitoring, edit and deliver final test results to physicians for analysis, obtain/record/monitor and report vital signs, understand electronic records using cloud-based software, and adhere to ethical standards for healthcare professionals.

Our online program covers many topics including:

  • Medical Insurance, Medical Records and Electronic Records
  • Medical Terminology and Medical Shorthand
  • Introduction to Anatomy: Landmarks and Divisions
  • Ethics, Legal Issues and Interpersonal Skills
  • Safety in the Medical Office and First-Aid Procedures
  • Vital Signs and Practice Management Software
  • Cardiovascular Diseases and Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology
  • EKG Equipment, EKG Placement and EKG Analysis

For the full course outline, goals, and outcomes, please visit our Course Outline page. Course Outline

Amy Jackson Instructor

EKG Technician Program Instructor/Course Expert

Amy Jackson, LVN, CET, CPT-2

At U.S. Career Institute, our dedicated team of course experts, instructors and instructor assistants are committed to developing and delivering high-quality curriculum. Our qualified EKG Technician instructor Amy Jackson has 28 years of experience working in the medical field on both the clinical and education sides. Amy’s clinical experience includes a variety of departments including the operating room, phlebotomy, paramedic and EKG technician. Her education experience includes being a medical instructor for 17 years for allied health programs, and she’s wrote allied health curriculum for adults and high-school students for the past 12 years. Amy shares her knowledge by acting as a Subject Matter Expert for several different medical programs, offering curriculum review help as well as writing exams and national certification exam questions. Amy earned her Bachelor of Applied Science in pre-nursing studies from Fresno City College.


Career Outlook and Certification

Earnings

$66,170*

Number of Jobs

58,900*

Job Growth by 2032

4%*

In as little as four months our EKG Technician classes online will teach you everything you need to know to start working, no previous medical experience needed. And our self-paced online training means you can study anytime, anywhere. With this online EKG Technician certificate course, there are no in-person classes to attend and no schedules to keep. U.S. Career Institute’s online EKG Technician training program has been designed to prepare graduates to take the Certified EKG Technician (CET) exam administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

EKG Technician Outcomes

This program is offered fully online and does not include the live skills practice (experience) opportunities required to obtain certification as an EKG Technician. Most employers require certification and lack of certification will impact your employment opportunities and earnings. Students are responsible for researching certification and/or licensure requirements and for securing appropriate experience opportunities.

Graduates may sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified EKG Technician (CET) exam via the NHA’s Pre-Externship Route; however, graduates will need hands-on experience completing a minimum of 10 EKGs on live individuals, following completion of the program, to receive certification. This experience is not included in the program. Graduates must complete this experience within 90 days of passing the CET exam and are responsible for securing their own experience site. Students must contact local clinics, hospitals or doctor’s offices to seek out live experience opportunities.

For full career outlook and certification information please visit our career and certification page.



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Online EKG Technician Tuition and Financing

Program Tuition and Financing

At U.S. Career Institute, our goal is to ensure all our programs are both flexible and affordable. This is why we offer low, monthly payment options for every student. We are committed to providing you with a high-quality education at an affordable price. Make an investment in yourself today!

For more information, please visit our Tuition and Financing page.

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FAQ's

Q. How can I become an EKG Technician?
A. A High School diploma or equivalent is typically required, formal training through an accredited institution can also be helpful. After completing a recognized program, the next step is to sit for and pass an EKG Technician certification exam.
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Q. What does an EKG Technician do?
A. Perform diagnostic tests that help providers identify cardiovascular problems in patients. These services are generally performed in doctor’s offices, hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
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Q. Do I need to get Certified as an EKG Technician?
A. Upon graduation from our EKG Tech. program, you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. The U.S. Career Institute EKG Technician program prepares you to sit for the Certified EKG Technician (CET) exam offered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). The USCI EKG Technician program is offered fully online and does not include the live skills practice (experience) opportunities required to obtain certification as an EKG Technician. Most employers require certification and lack of certification will impact your employment opportunities and earnings. Students are responsible for researching certification and/or licensure requirements and for securing appropriate experience opportunities.
Your CET exam, study guide and practice test are included in your tuition – up to a $200 value!†
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Q. What is the growth potential of an EKG Technician?
A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, EKG Technician jobs are expected to increase by 4% by 2032*
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Q. Does this meet my EKG Technician state requirements?
A. A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state.
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Q. What is the salary for an EKG Technician?
A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, EKG Technicians have a median salary of $66,170 per year*. Job growth is projected to increase as fast as average in the next several years.
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Q. How much does an EKG Technician Course cost?
A. Tuition for this program is $979 total when you pay in full. Payment plans are also available.
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Q. Is this EKG Technician Program accredited?
A. U.S. Career Institute is Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
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Q. Where Can I Work as an EKG Technician?
A. Demand for highly skilled EKG Technicians can be found in doctor’s offices, hospitals, medical diagnostic labs, outpatient care centers and other healthcare facilities.
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Q. What skills will I learn in this EKG Technician program?
A. Skills covered in the EKG Technician training program include performing diagnostic tests to identify cardiovascular problems. You will learn anatomy, medical terminology, insurance and medical records, how to prepare patients for Holter or ambulatory monitoring, edit and deliver final test results to physicians for analysis, obtain/record/monitor and report vital signs, understand electronic records using cloud-based software, and adhere to ethical standards for healthcare professionals.
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People Also Ask

How long does online EKG Technician school take?
When you enroll in our self-paced EKG Technician program online, you choose how much you study each week. If you want to learn how to become an EKG Technician, you can do it in as little as 3-6 months.

Is this the best online EKG Technician school?
We firmly believe that USCI is the top online EKG Technician school in the nation. Our curriculum is laid out in easy to learn step-by-step lessons. When you graduate you will be prepared to take the Certified EKG Technician exam, offered by the NHA.

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook on the internet at Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Pay and Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Job Outlook (visited April 25, 2024). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.
†Provided in the form of reimbursement when the following terms are met: Student submits receipt issued by NHA, has successfully completed the course and has paid tuition in full. Reimbursement is for up to $200 towards the cost of the CET Certification Exam, practice test and study materials.
PLEASE NOTE: prior to testing, you are required to provide documentation to the NHA that you have performed 10 EKGs on live individuals. You are responsible for gaining this experience, USCI will not provide this training.