Florida Registry of Electrocardiography Technicians

Job Description

EKG technicians monitor the readings, make sure the machine is attached properly and in working order, and records the results of the EKG tests. In addition, EKG techs might take a patient’s medical history, ask questions, keep equipment in good working order, check the quality of recorded data, and help technologists and physicians during procedures.

  • Work directly with patients, and must come in physical contact with them at a time they may be uncomfortable
  • Good communication skills and welcoming demeanor
  • Operate complex equipment that records and measures heart activity
  • With additional training EKG technicians may specialize in areas such as cardiac catheterization, Holter monitoring, phonocardiography, stress testing, and vectorcardiography.

Career Advantages

  • Standard 40 hour weeks
  • Workplace flexibility
  • Position longevity

Opportunities

  • Projected 29% growth from 2010-2020
  • Various practices need EKG techs (hospitals, laboratories, private cardiology clinics)
  • With medical imaging technology advancing, hospitals and labs will need more technicians