The brain is a complex organ. (END) Technicians know how to administer and read tests to better examine a patient’s brain function. They typically work in hospital neurology departments, testing for everything from sleep disorders to brain tumors.
Minimum Degree/Certification Requirement: Associate’s Degree
Vital Skills/Knowledge: Reading Charts, Attention to Detail,
Average Starting Salary: $30,000/year
END Technicians use a variety of tests to determine how the brain is or isn’t functioning. They may run tests at different times, under different conditions, or with different stimuli to determine the cause of a brain problem. They may read a patient’s brain waves to figure out what’s causing a sleep disturbance or unusual memory problem. END technicians can work in hospitals, specialized clinics, mental health facilities, nursing homes or university medical centers. Patients may have or have experienced:
- Sleep Disorders
- Alzheimer’s Disease
With such a wide range of clientele, some END technicians specialize in a particular demographic, such as children or sleep patients.
An associates degree is usually required to become an END Technician. Typical college courses may include:
- EEG Testing and Reading
High school students looking to pursue a career as an END technician should keep up on their science studies, classes like Psychology, Biology, and Anatomy will make a good foundation for further learning.
The American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET) provides the necessary recognition of “Registered END Technologist”, after the successful passage of a regulated exam.
Job Outlook: Excellent
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an increase of 21% or more in END Technician employment between the years 2010 and 2020. The median yearly salary for an END Technician is $41,000.
- END Technician
- Ave Starting Salary:
- approx. $30,000yr
- Ave Median Salary:
- approx. $41,000yr
- Job Outlook:
- Education Required:
- Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist (2 Yr Associate)