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168 Associates's Degrees Annually
3 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
#113 in Popularity (Associate's)
$47,450 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many electroneurodiagnostic/electroencephalographic technology/technologist graduations there were in 2019-2020 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate Degree 188
Undergraduate Certificate 126
Basic Certificate 41
Bachelor’s Degree 6

What Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Majors Need to Know

In an O*NET survey, electroneurodiagnostic/electroencephalographic technology/technologist majors were asked to rate what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important in their occupations. These answers were weighted on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the most important.

Knowledge Areas for Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist Majors

Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

Skills for Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist Majors

When studying electroneurodiagnostic/electroencephalographic technology/technologist, you’ll learn many skills that will help you be successful in a wide range of jobs - even those that do not require a degree in the field. The following is a list of some of the most common skills needed for careers associated with this major:

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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Speaking - 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.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Abilities for Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist Majors

As you progress with your electroneurodiagnostic/electroencephalographic technology/technologist degree, there are several abilities you should pick up that will help you in whatever related career you choose. These abilities include:

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  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

What Can You Do With a Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Major?

People with a electroneurodiagnostic/electroencephalographic technology/technologist degree often go into the following careers:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Neurodiagnostic Technologists 19.6% $42,920

Who Is Getting an Associate’s Degree in Electroneurodiagnostic Technology?

188 Associate's Degrees Annually
78% Percent Women
41% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The major attracts more women than men. About 78% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of electroneurodiagnostic/electroencephalographic technology/technologist majors is as follows:

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 25
Black or African American 16
Hispanic or Latino 30
White 95
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 20

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist, too. About 1.1% of those with this major are international students.

How Much Do Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Average salaries range from $47,450 to $122,320 (25th to 75th percentile) for careers related to electroneurodiagnostic/electroencephalographic technology/technologist. This range includes all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

Median Salary for an Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Major  ( 47450 to 122320 )
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Median Salary for a High School Graduate  ( 30000 to 57900 )
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Median Salary for a Bachelor's Degree Holder  ( 45600 to 99000 )
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Some degrees associated with electroneurodiagnostic/electroencephalographic technology/technologist may require an advanced degree, while others may not even require a bachelor’s in the field. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

How much schooling do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to electroneurodiagnostic/electroencephalographic technology/technologist have obtained the following education levels.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 5.6%
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) 8.5%
Some College Courses 1.9%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 35.2%
Bachelor’s Degree 17.7%
Master’s Degree 13.4%
Doctoral Degree 9.3%
Post-Doctoral Training 7.1%

Online Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Programs

In 2019-2020, 34 schools offered a electroneurodiagnostic/electroencephalographic technology/technologist program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 6 1
Certificate (2-4 Years) 1 0
Associate’s Degree 28 1
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 0 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Worth It?

The median salary for a electroneurodiagnostic/electroencephalographic technology/technologist grad is $47,450 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 19% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $151,000 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to electroneurodiagnostic/electroencephalographic technology/technologist.

Major Number of Grads
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 25,604
Physician Assistant 10,746
Radiologic Technology 9,366
Surgical Technology 7,150
Respiratory Care Therapy 7,025
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 5,400
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapy 5,275
Athletic Training 4,467
Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 1,975
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 1,435
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician 689
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 598
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology 506
Polysomnography 243
Perfusion Technology/Perfusionist 123
Mammography Technician/Technology 74
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician 47
Cardiopulmonary Technology 45
Hearing Instrument Specialist 25
Gene/Genetic Therapy 13
Orthopedic Technology 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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