The following are the most common electroneurodiagnostic procedures:
Employment opportunities are abundant. Particularly strong growth areas are electroencephalography, long-term monitoring and intraoperative monitoring due to the growing recognition of the value of these tests and subsequent expansion of these departments.
There is a continuous need for well-educated EDT technologists. The demand grows as new labs open and existing labs expand.
Salaries depend on education, experience, level of responsibility and area of the country. Salaries range from $37,000 for new graduates of EDT programs to more than $73,000 per year for lab managers or independent contractors.
As of June 2018, the median salary for EDT technologists nationwide was $52,272, according to Salary.com. Technologists who hold professional credentials, college degrees and own their own businesses commanded the highest salaries.
Students must have actively inquiring minds, above-average intelligence and a willingness to engage in life-long learning. Students must also have tact, patience and compassion. Manual dexterity and a capacity to deal with visual, electrical and computer concepts are important. They must be interested in biology, human anatomy, mathematics and grammar.