2.5 Million

10 year Job Growth


Avg. Starting Salary1

Issuing Authority

Issuing Authority National Healthcareer Association

National Healthcareer Association (NHA) is one of the nation’s largest allied health certification providers. Since 1989, the NHA has helped thousands of schools across the nation produce better professionals and better program outcomes. Individuals who pass their certification exam will be recognized as Nationally Certified Healthcare professionals and will earn credentials to use with their name, a certification ID card and a certificate. To be eligible to earn an NHA certification, a candidate must possess a high school diploma or the equivalent and be at least 18 years of age.

CET Certification Detail

A Certified EKG Technician (CET) certification is ideal for those looking to join the healthcare industry and learn the in-demand field of electrocardiography. Gaining your EKG credential and passing the CET certification exam through the nationally accredited NHA (National Healthcareer Association) will make your career more competitive.

Upon completion of this program, students wishing to sit for the Certified EKG Technician exam will be required to complete a minimum of 10 EKGs on a live person. MedCerts cannot guarantee a site to complete this clinical requirement, so only students employed in a healthcare facility or those that take full responsibility for meeting their clinical requirements will be admitted to the program.

CET Certification Skills Gained

  • Explain procedures to patients, monitoring blood pressure and positioning patients
  • Understand the responsibilities of patient care and monitoring, safety and compliance
  • Use of appropriate electrocardiography equipment and supplies
  • Understand diagnostic cardiac testing to include electrocardiograms, Holter monitors and stress tests
  • Recognize cardiac rhythms, arrhythmias and artifacts with appropriate responses and reporting to physicians
  • Assist cardiologists with stress testing
  • Patient preparation for Holter or ambulatory monitoring and stress tests

CET Career PathwaysAttainable Jobs

highest Paying

Holter Monitor Technician

Responsible for equipping patients with Holter monitors, checking patients' monitors, take notes on their status, and alert abnormalities to physicians.

$30000 - $66000
Estimated Salary1

highest Paying

EKG Technician

EKG Technicians perform electrocardiograms and consult with physicians about the results of diagnostic tests. They also assist with routine physical exams and screening procedures.

$29,000 - $39,000
Estimated Salary1

highest Paying

Cardiac Technician

Preforms several tests with imaging technology to produce cardiac diagnostic results and work with physicians to examine, make, or rule out diagnoses.

$29,000 - $61,000
Estimated Salary1
1All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.