I am a CMA, and have worked in OBGYN for 5 years, I have been having a problem finding work, so no I am enrolled in an Telemetry Tech program. They want you to take two tests at the end of the class. One is from the NCCT, I know am going to take this one. The other test is the one from the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians. My question is it really necessary to take both tests??? I live in California.I dont know about getting a job in a hospital with no EKG experience, all the ads say 6m to 1-2 years.. I am hoping that with the CMA background it may lead to some other jobs maybe in a Cardiology office..then I could move on to a hospital later..And we all want to know about money, do you think an MD or Hospital will pay me more for the experience and two certifications?What are the best books out there to study for the NCCT test? They have many study guides to prepare you for medical assisting, but I cant find any for the Telemetry tech testing..