Neurodiagnostic Technologists

Health Science > Diagnostic Services

Projected Growth: Much faster than average

Projected Job Openings

Medium Preparation Needed

Job Description

Your job is to Conduct electroneurodiagnostic (END) tests such as electroencephalograms, evoked potentials, polysomnograms, or electronystagmograms. May perform nerve conduction studies.

Common job titles of Neurodiagnostic Technologists include:

Experience and Education

Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

  • 54.55% said they needed a Associate's Degree.

  • 21.21% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.


    Collect patients' medical information needed to customize tests.

    Calibrate, troubleshoot, or repair equipment and correct malfunctions, as needed.

    Attach electrodes to patients, using adhesives.

    Conduct tests or studies such as electroencephalography (EEG), polysomnography (PSG), nerve conduction studies (NCS), electromyography (EMG), and intraoperative monitoring (IOM).

    Indicate artifacts or interferences derived from sources outside of the brain, such as poor electrode contact or patient movement, on electroneurodiagnostic recordings.

    Assist in training technicians, medical students, residents, or other staff members.

    Submit reports to physicians summarizing test results.

    Adjust equipment to optimize viewing of the nervous system.

    Set up, program, or record montages or electrical combinations when testing peripheral nerve, spinal cord, subcortical, or cortical responses.

    Summarize technical data to assist physicians to diagnose brain, sleep, or nervous system disorders.

    Measure patients' body parts and mark locations where electrodes are to be placed.

    Explain testing procedures to patients, answering questions or reassuring patients, as needed.

    Monitor patients during tests or surgeries, using electroencephalographs (EEG), evoked potential (EP) instruments, or video recording equipment.

    Measure visual, auditory, or somatosensory evoked potentials (EPs) to determine responses to stimuli.

    Conduct tests to determine cerebral death, the absence of brain activity, or the probability of recovery from a coma.

    Participate in research projects, conferences, or technical meetings.


Wireless encephalographs

Video recorders

Surface disk electrodes

Subdural strip electrodes

Subdural grid electrodes

Subdermal needle electrodes

Sphenoidal electrodes

All Tools

Signal generators

Pulsed-wave Doppler ultrasound units

Pulse oximeters

Protective medical gloves

Portable electroencephalographs


Neurophysiologic interoperative monitoring systems

Medical measuring tapes

Laptop computers

Hypodermic syringes


Eye charts

Evoked potential measuring systems

Epidural electrodes

Electromyographs EMG

Electroencephalography EEG equipment

Electroencephalography EEG amplifiers

Electrode input panels

Disposable foam pad electrodes

Differential amplifiers

Desktop computers

Depth electrodes

Corkscrew needle electrodes

Computer monitors

Air dryers


MEDITECH software


Cadwell Laboratories Easy

EEG Portaview

FileMaker Pro

Natus NeuroWorks

Neurofax SpikeDetector

All Technologies

Neurotronics Polysmith

Scheduling software

Sleep analysis software


Critical Thinking

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.


Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Active Listening

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.


Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.


Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Operation Monitoring

Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Judgment and Decision Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Service Orientation

Actively looking for ways to help people.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Active Learning

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Learning Strategies

Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.


Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.


Teaching others how to do something.

Complex Problem Solving

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.


Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Problem Sensitivity

Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression

Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension

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