EKG technician job skills  that are important include:

  • good reliability
  • detail oriented
  • mechanical aptitude
  • ability to follow detailed instructions
  • a pleasant, relaxed manner for putting patients at ease
  • be articulate to communicate with other health care team members and with patients
  • ability to operate the tools of the trade (e.g., EKG recording device, treadmills, Holter monitor)

Additional items on the ekg technician skills checklist include:

  • being a good active listener
  • a critical thinker to evaluate and solve problems
  • an ability to precisely monitor gauges, dials or indicators
  • be service oriented and want to help people
  • good time management skills
Information on this page summarized from:
(1)  Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition,Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians, Including Vascular Technologists, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm
(2) Wikipedia contributors, "Cardiovascular technologist," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cardiovascular_technologist&oldid=682416855
(4) O*Net Online,
Summary Report for: 29-2031.00 - Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians, http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2031.00

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