An ECG technician is a person who uses an electrocardiogram to perform a diagnostic test to measure and monitor a person’s heart rhythm. Sounds simple enough, doesn’t it? Yes, it is simple, but there are principles you must know and adhere to. The electrodes on the device must be correctly positioned for ECG recording. Not everyone can do this, the role of the ECG technician does not end here. He or she must prepare an ECG report for the physician in the standard format requested by the physician. In addition, the ECG technician is solely responsible for the comfort and safety of the patient during the test. The ECG shall also correct any malfunction that may occur during the performance of the test. Without sufficient knowledge, most tasks cannot be accomplished.
If you want to become an ECG technician, you need to take an ECG technician or ECG course. One of the things to remember is that ECG/EKG/cardiographs are all the same. The tasks of all three are almost identical. Therefore, watching one of them can help you become an ECG specialist.
Although most people think of the ECG technician course as a certificate course, it is not just a certificate course, but a paramedic diploma course. Some are considering taking these courses nowadays as the demand for ECG technicians is increasing. Now let’s look at the route.
ECG technician Course
Since these courses are offered by various institutions, colleges and educational centers, the selection criteria may vary from institution to institution. However, the basic criteria for the course are almost the same everywhere.
- The candidate must have completed the twelfth grade. I graduated from high school.
- The candidate must have at least 50% in 12th standard. The exams are here.
- The candidate had to take subjects in chemistry, mathematics and physics in grades 11 and 12.
- Most colleges and universities organize placement tests to enroll candidates in this course. You must take this course and obtain the highest grade to enroll in this course.
ECG technique Course duration
The duration of this ECG Technology Certificate course may vary depending on the college or university. In general, however, the duration of the training is one year. The duration of this course is not divided into semesters; the course ends in 1 year and is concluded with a final examination with a grade.
ECG technician training costs
ECG technician course is offered by public and private colleges. However, the cost of courses is almost the same in every state and different for public and private institutions. In a public school it can cost between INR 15,000 and 30,000, and in a private school it can cost twice as much as in a public school.
ECG technician Courseware
As mentioned earlier, this course lasts a total of one year and various topics related to ECGs are taught during that year. The topics/subjects are listed below.
- Heart Disease – a brief introduction and awareness
- cardiovascular diagnostics
- Overview of the human anatomy
- Respiratory system
- Skeletal system
- cardiovascular system
- Principles and practice of electronics
Course scope and occupation of ECG technician
Today, the demand for ECG technique remains high, in part because most people consider it inferior to other paramedic courses. But they are wrong, there are many vacancies for ECG technicians. ECG technicians are being recruited in the private and public sectors and demand is expected to increase. Both the private and public sectors have an ECG technician.
ECG Technician Course Salary
For ECG technicians, the salary may depend on the sector in which they work. In the public sector, the salary can range from INR 5,000 to INR 15,000 and in the private sector, the salary can range from INR 8,000 to INR 20,000. By comparison, most experts recommend that the private sector is profitable.