Career and Job Outlook
What is the career outlook for END technologists?
Employment opportunities are abundant. Particularly strong growth areas include 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 electroneurodiagnostic technologists. The demand grows as new labs open and existing labs expand.
How much does an END technologist earn?
Salaries depend on education, experience, level of responsibility and area of the country. Salaries range from $37,000 for new graduates of END programs to over $73,000 per year for lab managers or independent contractors. As of June 2018, the median salary for all END technologists across the country is $52,272, according to salary.com.
Technologists who hold professional credentials, college degrees and owned their own business commanded the highest salaries.
What basic qualifications do electroneurodiagnostic students need?
Students must have inquiring minds, high intelligence and a willingness to engage in lifelong 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.
Drug screening information: Students must check with their program manager BEFORE they proceed with a drug screen.