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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 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 168
Undergraduate Certificate 124
Basic Certificate 42
Bachelor’s Degree 3

What Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Majors Need to Know

People with careers related to electroneurodiagnostic/electroencephalographic technology/technologist were asked what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. They weighted these areas on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest.

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?

168 Associate's Degrees Annually
81% Percent Women
29% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The major attracts more women than men. About 81% 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 9
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 27
White 104
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 15

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist, too. About 3.6% 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 the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

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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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. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.

Find out what the typical degree level is for electroneurodiagnostic/electroencephalographic technology/technologist careers below.

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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 the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 schools offered some type of electroneurodiagnostic/electroencephalographic technology/technologist program. 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) 3 1
Certificate (1-2 years) 7 1
Certificate (2-4 Years) 1 0
Associate’s Degree 27 1
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 3 1
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) 28,841
Radiologic Technology 9,673
Surgical Technology/Technologist 7,958
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 7,034
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 5,530
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 5,297
Athletic Training 4,064
Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 1,908
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 1,429
Physician Assistant 811
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician 773
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 645
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician 580
Polysomnography 322
Mammography Technician/Technology 73
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician 53
Cardiopulmonary Technology/Technologist 43
Hearing Instrument Specialist 39
Gene/Genetic Therapy 17
Perfusion Technology/Perfusionist 10

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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