Electroencephalogram (EEG) Technologists Do

Electroencephalogram (EEG) technologists use specialized equipment and processes to monitor a patient’s nervous system activity. They set up, perform, and monitor EEG tests (electroencephalograms) which record the electrical activity of a patient’s brain over time. EEG technologists work under the supervision of epileptologists, neurologists, or other doctors.

Types of Work Environments

  • Medical/Surgical Inpatient Units 
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Units (Pediatric and Adult) 
  • Outpatient EEG Labs
  • Remote Monitoring

Education and Training Requirements

Minimum education requirements usually include a high school diploma. Additional education and training opportunities for EEG Technologists may include on the job training, attending a formal CAAHEP-accredited Neurodiagnostic Program, or participation and completion of an ABRET Recognized EEG Program such as the EEG Technologist Training Program offered by the Cleveland Clinic School of Epilepsy Technology. To become a Registered EEG Technologist, you must take and pass the ABRET EEG


The starting salary for a Non-Registered EEG Technologist can be expected to be around $20.00 per hour or above. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, and the number of years you have spent in your profession.

Professional Organizations (if applicable):

The American Board of Registered Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists
ASET Neurodiagnostic Society

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