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Join the Ranks of the Healthcare Heroes with an EKG Certification

Are you looking for a new career? Have you always felt called to help others? Now more than ever, the healthcare industry needs people like you to join the ranks of compassionate caregivers.

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for competent and caring healthcare providers. If you have been considering a career in healthcare, a certificate in EKG from Labouré can be the first step toward a rewarding career. EKG technicians are key members of medical teams, providing critical information needed for diagnostic purposes and emergency medical treatment. 


EKG Technicians are on the Frontline of Healthcare

EKGs are one of the least invasive ways to detect abnormalities in heart rhythms which can help doctors spot trouble early on. It can take as little as ten minutes to hook up and record a standard EKG, giving doctors valuable data necessary for further treatment. EKG technicians work in hospitals, doctors’ offices, labs, and outpatient centers.


EKG Technicians Help Doctors and Nurses Save Lives Every Day

Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States, and the risk of heart disease increases dramatically for patients of color. EKGs can determine if a patient has poor blood flow or blocked arteries, and it can also identify problems with heart valves. If an EKG shows unusual heart rhythms (arrhythmia), doctors can order further testing to diagnose and then treat conditions like heart disease, heart attack, heart defects, and much more. EKGs are also used to check on heart disease treatment devices such as pacemakers to ensure they are in proper working order. 


EKG Technicians Can Utilize Their Certification in Many Other Healthcare Positions

An EKG technician can work exclusively as a tech or provide EKG readings as a part of their job as a medical assistant, nurse, telemetry technician, or paramedic. Demand for qualified healthcare providers is steadily increasing, and there is 12% approximate projected growth in the field including cardiovascular technologists between 2019 - 2029. 

In Labouré’s program, you will also earn credits that you can apply to an associate or bachelor’s degree. The Labouré EKG certificate can be taken alone or taken simultaneously with the phlebotomy certificate, opening even more doors in healthcare. Additionally, if you want to work while earning your Associate of Science in Health Science degree, the EKG certificate can be taken as part of that program, allowing you to earn money in the healthcare industry while furthering your education. 

Labouré’s certificate in EKG is a fast-paced and flexible program that is mostly online. Designed to be completed in just 15 weeks, you will learn about the human heart and cardiovascular system while you learn how to administer the electrocardiogram (EKG). Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the national EKG certification exam. 

Ready to learn more about how to earn your EKG certificate from Labouré? Click here. 

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