The typical day of a certified EEG Technologist involves analyzing data sets and writing reports. Never heard of this profession? Watch and learn what it's all about!
EEG techs, or electroencephalogram technicians, take readings of the brain or central nervous system. Neurologists then use these readings to discern neurological conditions or perform neuropsychological research.
Short-term on-the-job training
There are no licensure requirements for EEG technicians; however, they can become voluntarily registered through the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET). Applicants must complete an exam and hold an associate degree from an accredited program or have three years experience in the field. However, beginning in January 2012, enrollment in or completion of an associate degree program will become the standard, with no option for substituting experience.