If you're interested in how the brain functions and want to help others, the neurodiagnostic technology program can help get you started on a rewarding career.
A neurodiagnostic technologist analyzes and monitors nervous system function to promote the effective treatment of neurological diseases and conditions. This program prepares you as an entry level neurodiagnostic technologist.
In the classroom setting you will explore anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of neuroscience, legal and ethical concepts of healthcare, safe and effective care environment, and professional standards of practice in preparation for your clinical experience and career.
In a patient-centered care setting NDT’s collaborate as members of the health care team, integrating the latest research into practice, applying a variety of methods to communicate effectively, using critical thinking skills to ensure a safe environment for patients, evaluating neurodiagnostic tests, and practicing within the ethical and legal realm of the neurodiagnostic profession.
Why get this degree at JCCC?
The JCCC NDT program will be one of only about 20 such programs in the U.S. It is one of only a few to offer an NDT associate’s degree rather than a certificate; no training like this currently exists in the region. This is also the only program in the country to offer a focus on pediatric care thanks to our partnership with Children's Mercy Hospital.
Job Prospects for Neurodiagnostic Technologists
There is an urgent need for neurodiagnostic technologists in the Kansas City metropolitan area, as there is worldwide. There is a continuous need for well-educated neurodiagnostic technologists, and the demand is growing. There are approximately 5,000-7,000 working technologists, but retirements are affecting the workforce. As more people are diagnosed with neurological disorders and diseases, the demand remains great.
Salaries range from $40,000 - $45,000 for a neurodiagnostic program graduate. The average salary for all neurodiagnostic technologists across the country is $55,000 (this data is from 2013, visit www.aset.org for more information).