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Learn What an EKG & Phlebotomy Technician Does

4 January 2017 By Vanessa

ekg-phlebotomy-technician-certificateAre you looking for something to specialize in while studying nursing, or are searching for a way to get your foot in the door within the medical field?

Earning an Electrocardiogram (EKG) and Phlebotomy Technician Certificate not only takes less time than other medical field degrees and diplomas, but you can earn a similar salary to many other medical related professions.

EKG & Phlebotomy Technician Career
An EKG Technician performs diagnostic tests on a patient’s heart to assess their rhythm and heart rate. While this role works alongside medical professionals, EKG Technicians put their skills to use before and after a surgery, during routine examinations, and when a patient experiences heart conditions or chest pain. Someone in this role can also help notice heart disease early, keeping patients out of danger, ultimately saving a person’s life.

A Phlebotomy Technician has an equally important role. Many assist within a medical office, clinic, or hospital. A Phlebotomist’s main task is drawing blood from a patient. Depending on the employer and experience level, another part of their role may be running diagnostics on blood samples.

What to Expect as an EKG & Phlebotomy Technician
Aside from gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to take on an EKG and Phlebotomy Technician career, there are other skills you must attain. For example, you must also be a strong communicator, an independent team player, and have the motivation to continue learning new healthcare information that pertains to your specialties.

Like nurses and doctors, a specialty technician will work 40 hours per week with the occasional weekend and on-call requirements.

Earning the EKG & Phlebotomy Technician Certificate at PPC
The EKG & Phlebotomy Technician program earns you a certificate, so it takes less time than other health careers requiring a degree. Pioneer Pacific College requires only the classes you need to succeed, so you reach your goals faster without wasting time. In addition, PPC offers a growing number of courses designed to prepare every student for a career in healthcare. Whether you’d like to be an X-Ray technician, a Radiologic Technologist, or an EKG & Phlebotomy Specialist, PPC can help you reach your goals.

To learn more about this specialty healthcare program or to begin the enrollment process, give PPC a call at 866-772-4636. PPC also has three locations in Oregon (Beaverton, Wilsonville, and Springfield), making it a convenient drive to meet with an Admissions Officer, take a tour, and decide if our school is right for you.

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