Neurodiagnostic Technology Frequently Asked Questions


A Neurodiagnostic Technologist analyzes and monitors nervous system function to promote the effective treatment of neurological diseases and conditions. This program prepares students as entry level neurodiagnostic technologists. In the classroom setting the students 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 their 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, utilizing 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.

They should have tact, patience (as they will be working with all ages), and compassion. Manual dexterity and a capacity to deal with visual, electrical, and computer concepts are also very important. Good critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities are a must.

Salaries depend on education, experience, level of responsibility, type of employment, and area of the country. Salaries range from $40,000 - $45,000 for a Neurodiagnostic program graduate. The mean (average) salary for all Neurodiagnostic technologists across the country was $55,000 (this data is from 2013, visit www.aset.org for more information).

Electroencephalogram (EEG), Evoked Potentials (EPs), Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS), Long-Term monitoring (LTM), Polysomnography (PSG), Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM). Visit www.aset.org for more details on each specific test.
Employment opportunities are abundant worldwide (there is an urgent need in the Metro area). There is a continuous need for well-educated Neurodiagnostic technologists, and the demand is growing. There are approximately 5000-7000 working technologists, but retirements are affecting the workforce. As more people are diagnosed with neurological disorders and diseases, the demand remains great.

You must take 3 credits of Math or Science; must be Math 116 or higher, and suggested science classes are Chem 122 and Biol 233 Micro)

Medical Terminology and HC101 are excellent additional courses that will prepare students for the NDT program.

Yes-but full-time employment may be difficult as you are attending classes and clinical 20-30 hours per week, and you will still need time to study.

It fluctuates by semester-2 to 4 days a week, 20-30 hours per week, and some night clinical shifts will be required in the last semester.  

Applications are now available.