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    Certificate in ECG Assistant Course


    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. 

    Course Details of ECG Technician 

    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.

    ECG Technician Course Eligibility

    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.

    ECG Technician Course Syllabus

    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.

    1. Heart diseases – a brief introduction and awareness

    2. Cardiovascular diagnosis

    3. Human anatomy overview

    4. Respiratory system

    5. Bioelectricity

    6. Skeletal system

    7. Cell

    8. Cardiovascular system

    9. Electronics principles and practice

    ECG Technician Course Scope and career

    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 

    Ans. - An ECG technician is also popularly known as a cardiographic technician. The ECG technician uses machines like electrocardiograms to monitor the cardiac rhythm of a patient and measure his/her heart rate. The technician also helps the doctor in discovering any kind of abnormalities related to the heart or veins.

    Ans. - If you want to pursue the course of ECG technician, then you must have brilliant communication skills while interacting with patients. You must also have technical skills to handle the medical equipment with care. You must be a keen observer of every single detail recorded in the machine.

    Ans. - After completing the course of ECG technician, you can find jobs at health care centers, hospitals, diagnostic labs, medical clinics, etc. ECG technicians are in high demand these days and this demand will increase shortly.

    Ans. - A candidate must have passed 10+2 with PCM or Physics, chemistry, and maths from any recognized institution. You must score more than 45% marks to pursue the course.

    Ans. - Different job profiles offer different pay scales to the candidates who have completed the course of ECG technician. The monthly salary for medical doctor assistants lies between 6000 – 8000 INR. For X-ray technicians in pathology labs, the pay lies between 5000-8000 INR. The junior therapists receive about 4000-6000 INR per month.