Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists


Employment Prospects


Electroneurodiagnostic technologists typically find work in hospitals, medical centers, clinics, and government agencies that perform EEGs.

Starting Out

Technologists often obtain permanent employment in the hospital where they received their on-the-job or work-study training. You can also find employment through classified ads in newspapers and by contacting the personnel offices of hospitals, medical centers, clinics, and government agencies that employ EEG technologists.

Advancement Prospects

Opportunities for advancement are good for registered EEG technologists. Those without registration will find opportunities for advancement severely limited.

Usually, registered electroneurodiagnostic technologists are assigned to conduct more difficult or specialized electroencephalograms. They also supervise other electroencephalographic technologists, arrange work schedules, and teach techniques to new trainees. They may also establish procedures, manage a laboratory, keep records, schedule appointments, and order supplies.

EEG technologists may advance to the position of chief electroencephalographic technologist and thus take on even more responsibilities in laboratory management and in teaching new personnel and students. Chief electroencephalographic technologists generally work under the direction of an electroencephalographer, neurologist, or neurosurgeon.

Tips for Entry

Join the ASET-The Neurodiagnostic Society and the American Association of Sleep Technologists to access publications, networking opportunities, and continuing education opportunities.

Visit https://www.aset.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=4126 and https://careercenter.aastweb.org for job listings.

Attend the ASET-The Neurodiagnostic Society's Annual Conference to network, take continuing education classes, and learn about potential employers.

Read The Neurodiagnostic Journal (http://www.aset.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3314) to learn more about the field.