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An ECG technician is a person who makes use of electrocardiogram devices to run the diagnostic test to measure a person’s heart rate, and also to monitor the cardiac rhythm. It seems to be very simple right? Yes, it is simple, yet there are principles to know and maintain. The electrodes of the device should be placed properly to record the ECG. Not everyone could do it, the role of an ECG technician does not end there. He/she has to prepare the ECG report for the physician in the standard format they need. Apart from this, it is the sole duty of the ECG technician to ensure the patient is comfortable and safe while the test takes place. The ECG also has to troubleshoot the abnormalities that happen while performing the test. Without the proper knowledge, most of the tasks cannot be performed.
If you want to become an ECG technician then you need to peruse an ECG or EKG technician course. One of the things you need to remember is that ECG/EKG/Cardiographic Technicians are all the same thing. The job roles of all these three are almost the same. Therefore, perusing any of these could help you become an ECG technician.
While most people assume the ECG technician course to be a certificate course, it is not just a certificate course, it is a paramedical diploma course. There are people who consider pursuing these courses these days, as the demand for ECG technicians has been rising. Now, let us look into the course.
As these courses are offered by different institutions, colleges, and education centers, the eligibility criteria could vary based on them. However, the basic criteria for the course are almost the same everywhere.
The candidate should have completed 12th
The candidate must have scored at least 45% marks in the 12th board exam
The candidate should have studied chemistry, mathematics, and physics in 11th and 12th.
The course duration of this certificate in ECG technician course could vary based on the college or university. However, in general, the course duration is 1-year. This course duration is not split into semesters, the course would end after 1-year and with a final evaluation exam.
As already mentioned, this course has a total duration of 1 year and within this year a few subjects are taught that are related to ECG. The subjects/topics are as listed below.
Heart diseases – a brief introduction and awareness
Human anatomy overview
Electronics principles and practice
As of today, the demand for ECG technicians remains high, one of the reasons is that most people consider this course to be inferior to other paramedical courses. However, they are wrong, the job vacancies for ECG technicians are high. Private and public sector both recruits ECG technicians and the demand is predicted to go further up. Both private and public sectors have ECG technician