Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists

An EEG Records a Girl's Brain Activity

Electroneurodiagnostic technologists, sometimes called EEG technologists, END technologists, or neurodiagnostic technologists, operate electronic instruments called electroencephalographs. These instruments measure and record the electrical activity arising from the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. The information gathered is used by physicians (usually neurologists) to diagnose and determine the effects of certain diseases and injuries, including brain tumors, cerebral vascular strokes, Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, some metabolic disorders, and brain injuries caused by accidents or infectious diseases. This technology is also used to monitor patients during surgery.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) EEG Technologists, END Technologists, Neurodiagnostic Technologists
Duties Operate electronic instruments called electroencephalographs that measure and record the brain's electrical activity
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Nationwide; most available in large, metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Associate's Degree
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Experience On-the-job training
Personality Traits
  • Problem-Solving
  • Scientific
  • Technical
  • Interpersonal
  • Math
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Chief Electroencephalographic Technologist
  • Experienced Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist
  • Entry-Level Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist

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