Workforce Solutions to offer EKG technician course

Northeast State’s Workforce Solutions will offer an Electrocardiogram Technician course at the Regional Center for Health Professions (RCHP) in downtown Kingsport starting May 9, 2016.

Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technicians perform electrocardiograms and are one of the first providers to assist patients experiencing cardiac symptoms. EKG Technicians are critical members of the patient care team and may be employed in physician offices, emergency rooms, and hospital-based cardiology clinics across the country.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in this field is projected to grow more than 20 percent through 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

EKG technicianIn addition, this EKG program serves as a prerequisite to an upcoming Certified Clinical Medical Assistant program. Certified Clinical Medical Assistants interview patients, measure and record vital signs, prepare exam rooms, as well as perform EKG tech and phlebotomist’s duties. Jobs in this field are expected to grow 23 percent over the next decade.

The EKG course includes theory and hands-on instruction during the program. Classes are taught on Mondays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the RCHP, 300 W. Main St. in Kingsport, for eight weeks.

Individuals interested in starting a career in the medical field, prospective patient care technicians, current nurses, or those looking to develop skills may benefit from this program. The program includes the National Healthcareer Association certification exam.

Fee for the course is $475 and the deadline to register is April 28.

For more information and how to register for this class or the CCMA, contact Rebecca Moody with Workforce Solutions at 423.354.5353 or

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