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Neurodiagnostic (EEG) Technicians

Health Science

Service Branches

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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.

  • Military Status

    Enlisted

  • Average Military Salary

    $69,954

Overview

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.

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 procedures
  • Operation and maintenance of diagnostic equipment
  • Preparation of patients for testing
  • Methods of resuscitation
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Emergency medical treatment
  • Clinical laboratory procedures

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to follow strict standards and procedures
  • Ability to keep accurate records
  • Interest in electronic equipment
  • Interest in learning how the heart, lungs, and blood work together
  • Concern for others

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