What does a Telemetry Tech do?

Telemetry technicians are healthcare professionals who are responsible for monitoring and evaluating a patient’s cardiac activity and heart rhythms in a medical setting. They provide direct care to patients who are receiving telemetry services, and observe telemetry monitors for any alerts of other signs of unusual activity. Their duties include performing cardiac testing and procedures such as stress tests and evaluations involving Holter monitors. They review and interpret cardiac monitor readings and test results. They also perform administrative tasks such as compiling reports and patient records.

Telemetry technicians often have an associate degree in telemetry, cardiovascular technology, or a related field, although an on-the-job training program is also frequently acceptable. They should have hands-on experience performing various cardiac tests and procedures. These roles require in-depth familiarity with cardiac monitors and other telemetry equipment.

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Avg. Experience8+ years

Telemetry Tech Salaries

Average Base Pay

$37,527 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$26K
Median: $38K
$55K
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Telemetry Tech Career Path

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Telemetry Tech Insights

Read what Telemetry Tech professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
CardiomedixCardiomedix
Telemetry Nurse
Nov 3, 2021

“Security… if you do your job well you will have a secure job at Cardiomedix.”

Hicuity HealthHicuity Health
Telemetry Technician
Jun 28, 2021

“good money to cover your bills”

Memorial Healthcare System - South FloridaMemorial Healthcare System - South Florida
Telemetry Technician
Sep 23, 2021

“The pay isn’t great can do better”

East Orange General HospitalEast Orange General Hospital
Telemetry Technician
Oct 15, 2021

“It is an awesome facility to work”

Southern Regional Medical Center
Telemetry Nurse
Oct 18, 2021

“Nice place to work”

Redmond Regional Medical CenterRedmond Regional Medical Center
Telemetry Technician
Sep 7, 2019

“The people you work with are normally amazing.”

UM Baltimore Washington Medical CenterUM Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Telemetry Technician
Aug 25, 2021

“Great benefits that’s the only great thing about.”

Advocate Aurora HealthAdvocate Aurora Health
Telemetry Technician
Feb 22, 2021

“Not much work in telemetry.”

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