Career Opportunities

NDT Technologist performing a nerve conduction study

As part of the health care team, neurodiagnostic technologists record electrical activity arising from the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves using a variety of techniques and instruments. This involves preparing patients for procedures, obtaining medical histories, recording electrical potentials, calculating results, and maintaining equipment. They develop a good rapport with patients and comfort them during the recording procedure, which can last from 20 minutes (for a single nerve conduction study) to 8 hours (for an overnight sleep study) to multiple days of long-term monitoring in an epilepsy unit or intensive care unit.

Neurodiagnostic technologists are trained to understand neurophysiology and recognize normal and abnormal waveform patterns. They act as the eyes and ears for specially trained doctors who review and interpret the data they record. Considerable individual initiative, reasoning skill, and sound judgment are all expected of the neurodiagnostic professional.

Employment opportunities

Median Salary 

R. EEG T. $58,000
R. EP T. $64,000
R. NCS T. $58,000
CNIM $79,000
Associate’s Degree $61,000

* Salary information taken from the ASET 2015 Salary and Benefit Survey

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