Neuroelectrophysiology Technologist

Neuroelectrophysiology technologists work in the medical field with patients who are experiencing problems with their central nervous systems or their peripheral nervous systems. In order to determine the cause of problems or to try and work on solutions neuroelectrophysiology technologists administer tests that help to determine the level of electrical activity in their patients. The test results are evaluated by doctors who use the information to determine the cause of possible problems. Problems are usually related to various types of diseases or due to injuries sustained by the patient. Some of the tests that are most often conducted by neuroelectrophysiology technicians include the electroencephalogram (EEG) which is a test that measures and records the electrical activity in the brain the electromyogram (EMG) which is a test that is used to record the electrical activity in muscles and the electronystagmogram (ENG) which is a test that measures normal eye movement and involuntary rapid eye movements. Part of the job responsibilities of neuroelectrophysiology technicians are to prep patients for such tests and explain how the tests work. They answer questions and explain the purpose of the tests and how long each one will last. During and after the tests neuroelectrophysiology technicians take notes and write reports that are submitted to patients’ doctors. In order to work in this profession a minimum of an associate’s degree is required as well as clinical rotations or an internship. The website www.salaryexpert.com lists the annual salary range for neuroelectrophysiology technicians between $24667 and $35325.

Education Required: Associate's Degree
Avg Salary: $29996
High Salary: $35325
Low Salary: $24667
Tasks: Monitors human brain activity.
Uses cerebral electric tools to run tests.
Discusses procedures with patients and answers questions.
Monitors patients during testing and produces reports for doctors to analyze.
Also Called: Electrophysiology Technologist
Neuro Technologist
Neurological Technologist
Nervous System Technologist
Additional Resources: http://www.imhr.ca/research/neuroelectrophysiology-e.cfm
http://www.egi.com/research-division/research-division-bel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrophysiology