Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists


Overview

Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists

Introduction

Electroneurodiagnostic technologists, sometimes called EEG technologists, END technologists, or neurodiagnostic technologists, operate electronic instruments called electroencephalographs. These instruments measure and record the electrical activity arising from the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. The information gathered is used by physicians (usually neurologists) to diagnose and determine the effects of certain diseases and injuries, including brain tumors, cerebral vascular strokes, Alzheime...

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Median Salary

$54,490

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree


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Experience

On-the-job training


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Skills

Interpersonal


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Personality Traits

Problem-Solving

Earnings

Earnings depend on education, experience, level of responsibility, type of employment, and geographical region. Salaries for registered EEG technologists tend to be higher than nonregistered technologists with equivalent experience.

According to Salary.com, EEG technologists earned median salaries of $54,490 in October 2019. Salaries ranged from $47,990 to $60,390 or more. ASET-The Neuro...

Work Environment

According to a member survey by the ASET-The Neurodiagnostic Society, 38 percent of EEG technologists work more than 40 hours a week. Some hospitals require them to be on call for emergencies during weekends, evenings, and holidays, and LTM labs frequently need technologists nights and weekends. Technologists doing sleep studies may work most of their hours at night.

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Outlook

Employment opportunities for electroneurodiagnostic technologists are expected to be abundant, according to ASET-The Neurodiagnostic Society. The association says that opportunities will be best in polysomnography and the practice specialties of epilepsy and intraoperative monitoring. Population growth and an increase in the use of electroencephalographs in surgery, diagnosis, monitoring, and r...

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