EKG Tech Career Outlook and Certification
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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).
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.
EKG Technician 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.
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