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What is Neurodiagnostic Technology?


Neurodiagnostic Technology is the medical diagnostic field devoted to the recording and study of electrical activity in the brain and nervous system. Neurodiagnostic technologists possess the knowledge, skills, and attributes to obtain interpretable recordings of patients’ nervous system function. They work in collaboration with medical researchers, clinicians, physicians, and other health professionals.




What is it like working in the Neurodiagnostic field?


Employment Characteristics Neurodiagnostic personnel work primarily in neurology-related departments of hospitals, but many also work in clinics and the private offices of neurologists and neurosurgeons. Growth in employment within the profession is expected to be greater than average, owing to the increased use of EEG and EP techniques in surgery; in diagnosing and monitoring patients with epilepsy; and in diagnosing sleep disorders. Technologists generally work a 40-hour week, but may work 12-hour days for sleep studies and be on-call for emergencies and intraoperative monitoring. There are optional nationally recognized exams which are NOT currently mandated by law or necessary for employment. However, persons who successfully take and pass these exams greatly increase their employment and earnings potential in the occupation.
*Minimum Prerequisites by most employers is a High School Diploma or equivalent.