Join the growing field of Neurodiagnostic Technology Professionals.
Job outlook for Neurodiagnostic Technologists:
- According to the O*NET Online Summary Report for Neurodiagnostic Technologists, neurodiagnostic technology has been categorized as a field that “is expected to grow rapidly and is a new and emerging occupation”.
- Neurodiagnostic Technology jobs are projected to grow faster than average with an increase of 8% or higher from 2019-2029; while the national average for job growth is projected to grow by only 0.4% during that same period.
- Registered EEG Technologists have a national pay range starting at $37,000 (Source: 2015-Neurodiagnostic Profession Salary and Benefits Report, ASET-The Neurodiagnostic Society)
What you'll do:
Neurodiagnostic Technologists work in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, and other healthcare facilities and organizations. They use advanced computer technology to assess the health of the human brain and to monitor and record the brain’s electrical activity.
As a Neurodiagnostic Technologist, you will do more than just operate equipment. Your neurodiagnostic education will prepare you to understand neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and recognize normal and abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Neurologists, physicians, and surgical teams will rely on your expertise to provide them with the information they need to diagnose patients, develop treatment plans, and monitor patient progress.
Neurodiagnostic Technology Institute equips students with knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to find employment as an EEG technologist and to confidently take the EEG Registration Exam to become a Registered EEG Technologists (R. EEG T.).
Opportunities to grow your career:
One of the advantages of beginning a career in Neurodiagnostic Technology is the opportunity to continue to increase your knowledge and value by learning additional modalities. Many Neurodiagnostic Technologists choose to become credentialed in an associated neurodiagnostic technology field. Each one offers new challenges and rewards. You can choose which modality you find most interesting and enjoyable. With additional certifications you can expand your range of skills and specialize in fields such as: Evoked Potentials (EP), Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM), Long Term Monitoring (LTM), Polysomnography (PSG), and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS).
CHOOSE THE WORK ENVIRONMENT THAT SUITS YOU
There are a broad variety of places you can work once you complete our program and successfully pass the EEG Registration Exam to become a Registered EEG Technologist. Take our online quiz to find out which work environment is best for you.
Here’s a quick overview of the major locations and what you might expect:
Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologists are important members of the healthcare team in a fast-paced hospital environment. When adults and children arrive at the emergency room seeking treatment for head injuries, seizures, loss of consciousness, or altered mental status EEG Technologists provide doctors with critical information to help with diagnosing the problem. After treatment begins, they conduct additional studies to monitor patients' response to the treatment plan and progress.
Hospitals are unique working environments that offer many different experiences and opportunities that you won’t find in private practice. Because hospitals provide emergency services around the clock, you can choose which shift you want to work. You will see a greater variety of patient injuries and illnesses working in a hospital. You’ll work with a larger number of professional medical staff including doctors, specialists, nurses, and other medical technologists. There are more opportunities for promotion and advancement within a hospital system.
Private Practice for Adults
Private practice offices provide more specialized treatment for adults with epilepsy, degenerative diseases, follow-up for stroke patients, dizziness, and memory disorders. Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologists provide valuable information to doctors and specialists in the creation and monitoring of patient treatment plans and progress.
A private practice office offers a more structured and controlled work environment than a hospital. Generally, you will work regular office hours on Monday through Friday. In a private practice office you will be a member of a small group of healthcare professionals and be a valued part of the team.
Pediatric Private Practice
Pediatric private practices specialize in the treatment of infants, children and young adults with congenital brain malformations or injuries, seizures, genetic disorders, and those with developmental delays. Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologists work alongside doctors and specialists to provide information which will help diagnose these young patients and monitor their treatment plan.
Pediatric private practice offices are family-focused and will give you opportunities to work with children and their parents. They provide services Monday through Friday during regular business office hours. You will be a valued member of a healthcare team with special skills to reassure young patients, understand and communicate both information and feelings and collaborate with physicians and specialists.
Traveling EEG Technologists
If you like to travel and appreciate different work environments, you may enjoy being a traveling EEG Technologist. Traveling EEG Technologists go to new places, have new experiences, and work with new people for contracted periods of time. You can work in a variety of healthcare environments in cities across the country. In each location you will be a respected member of the healthcare team, who is brought in for your special skills as a neurodiagnostic professional.