Electroneurodiagnostic technologists (electroencephalograph technologists) operate specialized instruments that measure and record the electrical activity of the central nervous system. They perform procedures to record the brain’s electrical activity on a graph. Neurologists use these graphs to determine if patients are suffering from a central nervous system disease or condition, such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, epilepsy,
brain trauma or brain tumor. Frequently, electroneurodiagnostic technicians choose to work in specialty areas, such as long term monitoring for epilepsy, sleep studies or monitoring waveforms during surgery. Electroneurodiagnostic technologists usually work in hospital laboratories, although some work in physicians’ offices.
• talk to patients to obtain medical histories.
• apply electrodes onto the scalp or other parts of the body according
to a specified pattern.
• perform tests such as electroencephalograms, evoked potentials and
• identify sources of interference during procedures, such as poor electrode
contact or patient movement.
• choose instrument settings for optimal viewing of the electrical activity.
• make minor adjustments and repairs to recording instruments.
• prepare written reports of the tracings for physicians.
Average Salary Range
$25,000 – $40,000
Students interested in a career as an electroneurodiagnostic technologist should begin early by taking high school courses in math, science, computer technology and English. Registered electroneurodiagnostic technologists must have a high school diploma, and complete a year of training, a year of
laboratory experience and written and oral examinations.
American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic
204 W. 7th St.
Carroll, IA 51401-2317