Frequently Asked Questions
Going back to school is a big decision. We expect you to have questions.
Here are answers to some of the questions you may have about your experiences at the Neurodiagnostic Technology Institute.
About the Profession
What is neurodiagnostic technology?
Neurodiagnostic Technology is a broad term used to describe several categories of neurological testing. It includes Electroencephalography, Long Term Monitoring (LTM), Polysomnography (PSG), Evoked Potentials (EP), Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM), and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS).
What does "EEG" mean?
"EEG" is an abbreviation for the term Electroencephalography which is the study of electrical activity within the brain. Electroencephalography is of Greek origin and literally means:
Electro = electric
Encephalo = brain
Graph = writing
However, it is commonly used to refer to the actual brainwave recording or a neurodiagnostic technology group or department. Example: "Call EEG to get an EEG on this patient."
How does an EEG work?
The nervous system functions when one nerve cell successfully communicates a message to another nerve cell. These messages carry electrical charges which can be measured and recorded by special equipment connected to electrodes placed on the scalp.
What is the demand for EEG 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”. At a projected growth rate of twenty-two percent (22%), it has been estimated that over 33,000 job openings will be created before 2022. This is remarkable growth when you consider that the Department of Labor has forecasted overall job growth to be at eleven percent (11%).
How many jobs are available now?
As of February, 2015, a national search for “EEG” in the job sites listed below returned the following results:
Indeed.com returned over 1,200 results.
SimplyHired.com returned over 1,700 results.
Linkedin.com returned over 500 results.
* Some of the results displayed included physician or management positions for which you may not be qualified.
How much do EEG Technologists earn?
In 2013, the national median wage for a neurodiagnostic technologist was $40,900 annually ($19.67 per hour) with a range of $26,700 - $68,300. Find out what the salary range is for your area. (Source: O*NET Online Summary Report for Neurodiagnostic Technologists)
Do I have to take / pass the American Board of Registered Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists (ABRET) Board exam to work as an EEG Technologist?
EEG Technologists are not currently required by a governing institution to be credentialed, however, the hiring company may require it.
About the Program
Is the Institute accredited?
Most accrediting agencies require new schools to have at least one graduating class to be eligible to apply for accreditation. We will meet this requirement in 2016 and will apply for accreditation from the appropriate governing agencies.
How do I contact the Institute?
Feel free to contact us at your convenience by:
Mail: Neurodiagnostic Technology Institute
1200 Kuhl Avenue, Suite D
Orlando, Florida 32806
How is the Neurodiagnostic Technology Institute different than a correspondence course?
You will work with a team of faculty and administration who are committed to seeing you succeed as a student by ensuring that you understand the materials and master the skills you need.
Courses are a combination of online theory and hands-on experience where you will work with real patients under the supervision of a Registered EEG Technologist in a neurological facility.
You decide when you want to learn. Courses are online – convenient, anytime and anywhere there is an Internet connection.
When you successfully complete the program you will be prepared to take the American Board of Registered Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists (ABRET) examination to become a Registered Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist.
What kinds of people are most successful at Neurodiagnostic Technology Institute?
The biggest requirement is a desire to learn and have an interesting, challenging, and rewarding career in healthcare. Students who are the most successful share the following traits:
- Independent learners
- Knows how to manage time
How much time will an average week require?
On the average you will need to allocate approximately 25 hours per week to complete your program.
10 hours for classes, interactive discussions, assignments and reading
15 hours for on-site clinical externship experience.
How flexible are the course schedules?
The course schedules are designed to make your studies as practical and convenient as possible.
Classes are designed around weekly online discussions with the instructor and your classmates.
Attendance is strongly encouraged, but events are recorded so you can watch them at your convenience.
You set the hours when you are available to perform your externship at the clinical site.
Are students able to log in any time to do course work or only during normal school hours?
Students can log in to the Student Portal at any time that is convenient to them.
What social opportunities exist to interact with fellow students?
Our courses are designed to encourage discussion and collaboration with fellow students.
Students are encouraged to begin building their professional networks with their professors and other students.
Is coaching or additional help available if I need it?
Yes. Instructors will gladly answer your questions and may pair you up with another student who is also able to help.
How much is tuition?
Tuition and fees range from $9,050 to $10,855 based on the payment option you select.
Do I need to have a lot of computer experience?
Students need to have average computer and typing skills and be able to perform the following tasks:
Search the Internet through a browser such as Firefox, Chrome, or Microsoft Internet Explorer
Create, send, and receive e-mails with attachments
Have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office – especially Word
Call Us: 407-601-7832
1200 Kuhl Avenue, Suite D
Orlando, Florida 32806