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Neurodiagnostic Technologists

Also called: Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist, Neurodiagnostic Technologist

Where in the Navy? In the Navy: Electroneurodiagnostic Technician; Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist

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:
  • Measure patients' body parts and mark locations where electrodes are to be placed.
  • Attach electrodes to patients using adhesives.
  • Monitor patients during tests or surgeries, using electroencephalographs (EEG), evoked potential (EP) instruments, or video recording equipment.

Knowledge

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

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
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
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers
Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Personality

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

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
certificate after high school
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$40,700
per year, on average
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