EKG vs Phlebotomy tech class

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So my local community college is going to offer EKG and Phlebotomy tech classes next year. I plan to go to paramedic school in the future, should I take any of these classes now? If so, which one?

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So my local community college is going to offer EKG and Phlebotomy tech classes next year. I plan to go to paramedic school in the future, should I take any of these classes now? If so, which one?

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Neither of these classes will help you in your Paramedic career. They might give you a small leg up in class. It's probably not worth the time or expense.

If I were to pick one, the EKG tech class will take a burden off of your cardiology module in Paramedic school.
 

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Probably could make more money as a phlebotomist than EKG tech if that's a consideration...
 

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in some states like CO they want EKG and IV as prereqs
 

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some phlebotomists can make more than paramedics, depending on where you end up working.

I was thinking about taking a phlebotomy class for a side gig, and the salaries I was finding were more than what an ambulance driver made!
 

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Take both, neither are long and some community colleges offer these classes. I took both and with the EKG cert I ended up getting a job in a CVICU. I perform patient care duties as well and have ended up learning a considerable amount while working here . Also pays a lot better than when I worked on the ambulance
 

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some phlebotomists can make more than paramedics, depending on where you end up working.

I was thinking about taking a phlebotomy class for a side gig, and the salaries I was finding were more than what an ambulance driver made!
Most jobs make more than a Paramedic 🙃
 

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So my local community college is going to offer EKG and Phlebotomy tech classes next year. I plan to go to paramedic school in the future, should I take any of these classes now? If so, which one?

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EKG course over Phlebotomy. Just promise us you will learn what a STEMI looks like...
 

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I teach both here in NC. The EKG class would give you more knowledge as far as Paramedic goes. If you have the time and resources both definatly will not hurt. Working as a tech in the ED I made RN pay. Primarily doing EKG's and Phlebotomy.
 

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A basic EKG class will help take some stress off in medic school but is far from necessary. I suppose phlebotomy could help maybe? Most EMTs in Colorado are already starting IVs anyway, not sure how much crossover there is?
 

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