Neurodiagnostic (EEG) Technicians

Military Career

General Information

Description

Neurodiagnostic technicians in the Military focus on diagnostic tests related to brain functions. They assist physicians in performing electroencephalography (EEG) tests. They prepare patients for examination and operate EEG equipment to identify organic brain diseases. These specialists also maintain the EEG equipment.

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Work Environment

Neurodiagnostic (EEG) technicians usually work in hospitals and clinics. In combat situations, they may work in mobile field hospitals.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Comparable Industries

  • General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
  • Outpatient Care Centers
  • Offices of Physicians
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Military Outlook

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Salary

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Associate's degree 54%
  • Bachelor's degree 21%
  • Post-secondary certificate 12%
  • High school 9%
  • Some college 3%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Neurodiagnostic (EEG) technicians receive classroom and on-the-job medical training, through which they develop skills in providing basic patient care. Training content may include: Diagnostic methods and proceduresOperation and maintenance of diagnostic equipmentPreparation of patients for testingMethods of resuscitationMinor surgical proceduresEmergency medical treatmentClinical laboratory procedures

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Clerical
  • Psychology

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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