How to Become an EEG Technician in New York City

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An electroencephalogram (EEG) technician is responsible for conducting readings of a patient's brain and central nervous system. She then analyses the results and makes a diagnoses or performs further research. For example, the technician may be able to help a patient understand why he has a sleep disorder. She may also discover brain damage and other conditions. Becoming an EEG technician requires years of training in multiple areas, as well as experience in the medical field.

Graduate from high school or complete a high school equivalency course to attain the full education necessary to be a technician.

Complete an associate college degree in electroneurodiagnostic technology. The program provides you with the information necessary to become an EEG technician such as medical terminology, neuroscience, polysomnography, electricity, pharmocology, anatomy, physiology and laboratory practices.

Attain CPR certification prior to completing an EEG exam. The certificate must be held from the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.

Finish one year of experience in a clinical setting. This could include an internship or employment in the medical field.

Complete the Registered Electroencephalographic Technologist certification program at the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technicians.

Apply for EEG technician jobs in New York by looking for jobs in local newspapers, online or by visiting the hospital or location where you want to work.

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You must maintain your CPR certification throughout your career.

As an alternative to attaining an associate degree, you may complete three years of medical experience to be qualified to write the exam, though there is no guarantee a potential employer will look favorably at not having the degree.

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