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Neurodiagnostic Technologists

Also called: Certified Neurodiagnostic Technologist, Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist, Lead Neurodiagnostic Technologist, Neurodiagnostic Technologist

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What they do:
Conduct electroneurodiagnostic (END) tests such as electroencephalograms, evoked potentials, polysomnograms, or electronystagmograms. May perform nerve conduction studies.
On the job, you would:
  • Conduct tests or studies such as electroencephalography (EEG), polysomnography (PSG), nerve conduction studies (NCS), electromyography (EMG), and intraoperative monitoring (IOM).
  • Indicate artifacts or interferences derived from sources outside of the brain, such as poor electrode contact or patient movement, on electroneurodiagnostic recordings.
  • Explain testing procedures to patients, answering questions or reassuring patients as needed.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
Health
  • medicine and dentistry
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software
  • Cadwell Laboratories Easy
  • Neurotronics Polysmith
Data base user interface and query software
  • Database software
  • FileMaker Pro software
Operating system software
  • Microsoft Windows

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
associate's degree or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$40,900
per year, on average
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