Electrocardiogram Technicians operate and monitor EKGs for patients during diagnostics and surgery


Electrocardiograph Technician

What is an EKG Technician? 

EKG technicians operate and monitor electrocardiogram (EKG) equipment for patients during diagnostic tests and surgical procedures. They report their findings to physicians who make diagnostic decisions based on the results.  

Why would someone choose EKG as a career path?  

This execellent article provides 19 Reason for becoming an EKG Technician.

What is the outlook for an EKG Technician?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics there is a 22% job growth for Technician with the average salary being above $54,000. 

What does the program entail?

Medright Inc.'s EKG program teaches students about the cardiovascular system, focusing on the electroconduction of the heart tissue. Using a clear, yet thorough, approach that combines lecture and hands-on experience, students learn about the equipment used to perform EKG and how to read an EKG strip. Each lecture will build on the prior presentation. By the the end of the program, students will be proficent at applying the electrodes for both 3- and 12-lead EKGs and to intrepret results. 

Who should take this course?

Students with a curiousoity about the heart, those seeking to advance their skill set in the medical field thereby becoming much more marketable and valued, those wanting to become EKG Technicians.

As with all Medright, Inc. programs, this course also includes certification in BLS through the American Heart Association, the hospital-preferred organization for CPR training.


Have you ever seen a telemetry machine and wondered what the lines mean? 

This is a fun easy paced class to teach students how to intrepret the tracing on an EKG machine.


An EKG/ECG Techincian operates the electrocardiograph machine by applying the elctrodes to the chest of the individual having the test done.


Electrodes are adhesives tabs strategically placed on the patient that are attached to cables connected to the electrocardiograph.  


The electrodes pick up the electical activity of the heart. This activity is transmitted to the electocardiograph resulting in electrocardiogram, a series of lines on a screen or paper.