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mopsyblue

70 months ago

I would like to know how to get into this field i have worked with the mentally challenged any thoughts or ideas would help thanks

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sandy1precious in Las Vegas, Nevada

61 months ago

I have been in the field 20 years, its way much more than just dealing with mentally challenged patients. its about sick patients, brain tumors, lesions, strokes, cardiac arrest, brain death studies, intraoperative studies, long term monitoring. Its a difficult and complicated field of study. Right now there are about 22 schools in the USA who teach this program 1-2 yrs in duration. You need to contact
www.ASET.org they can send you a list of available schools for you to register with.
I have loved the field very much, obviiously, as I love my patients and helping them to feel and get better. Sometimes it can be a very demanding and stressful job situation, as there is on call times too.

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nikidavis411 in Phoenix, Arizona

57 months ago

Hello,

I have decided to start a new career path in the medical field. I am interested in the PTA program and Electroneurodiagnostic program at Gateway Community College in Phoenix, AZ. Could someone who has experience in both areas give me a low down on both careers. Job growth, salary, etc. Thanks!

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nikidavis411 in Mesa, Arizona

57 months ago

hello Niki,

I have been in the EEG field now for 21 yrs.
i went through a 2 yr associate degree, an extra year
of computer programming.
I love the field, "obviously" LOL
although anything repetitive can cause arm and thumb
damage after many years of doing this job..
as with any job..

You can work alone or with other techs in large hospitals.
clinics or solo with a doctor.
I have had some on the job training of NCV's..
I do EEGs, evoked potentials, ambulatory EEGs,
long term video seizure monitoring..
every type of testing, i've done..
intra ops..

its a great feild to get into too.
but if one works alone, it can be very stressful
and demanding at times..
they don't know when to quit asking for studies..
an 8 or 10 hr day is plenty.
LOL

you can find work all over the USA..
if your willing to move..
most pay moving expense now..
lower pay scale just coming out of school
but through the years.. up to 60 per hour/per test..
minimum pay scales vary by state and part of the
country you are in.

here is a couple of Websites to check out.

www.aset.org
www.abret.org

I am registered, its better pay, etc.

i love my work, its very rewarding..

keep me posted.

good luck to you

sandy

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nikidavis411 in Phoenix, Arizona

57 months ago

nikidavis411 in Mesa, Arizona said: hello Niki,

I have been in the EEG field now for 21 yrs.
i went through a 2 yr associate degree, an extra year
of computer programming.
I love the field, "obviously" LOL
although anything repetitive can cause arm and thumb
damage after many years of doing this job..
as with any job..

You can work alone or with other techs in large hospitals.
clinics or solo with a doctor.
I have had some on the job training of NCV's..
I do EEGs, evoked potentials, ambulatory EEGs,
long term video seizure monitoring..
every type of testing, i've done..
intra ops..

its a great feild to get into too.
but if one works alone, it can be very stressful
and demanding at times..
they don't know when to quit asking for studies..
an 8 or 10 hr day is plenty.
LOL

you can find work all over the USA..
if your willing to move..
most pay moving expense now..
lower pay scale just coming out of school
but through the years.. up to 60 per hour/per test..

minimum pay scales vary by state and part of the
country you are in.

here is a couple of Websites to check out.

www.aset.org
www.abret.org

I am registered, its better pay, etc.

i love my work, its very rewarding..

keep me posted.

good luck to you

sandy

Thank you for your honesty and great info!

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jsls626@gmail.com in Tempe, Arizona

55 months ago

nikidavis411 in Phoenix, Arizona said: Hello,

I have decided to start a new career path in the medical field. I am interested in the PTA program and Electroneurodiagnostic program at Gateway Community College in Phoenix, AZ. Could someone who has experience in both areas give me a low down on both careers. Job growth, salary, etc. Thanks!

Niki,
Was wondering how you are finding classes at Gateway. I am in the process of registering for courses there (also in the EEG Tech certification). How are the instructors/learning environment/class size/etc. Any feedback would be great. Thanks,
Justin

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Young in Houston, Texas

53 months ago

nikidavis411 in Mesa, Arizona said: hello Niki,

I have been in the EEG field now for 21 yrs.
i went through a 2 yr associate degree, an extra year
of computer programming.
I love the field, "obviously" LOL
although anything repetitive can cause arm and thumb
damage after many years of doing this job..
as with any job..

You can work alone or with other techs in large hospitals.
clinics or solo with a doctor.
I have had some on the job training of NCV's..
I do EEGs, evoked potentials, ambulatory EEGs,
long term video seizure monitoring..
every type of testing, i've done..
intra ops..

its a great feild to get into too.
but if one works alone, it can be very stressful
and demanding at times..
they don't know when to quit asking for studies..
an 8 or 10 hr day is plenty.
LOL

you can find work all over the USA..
if your willing to move..
most pay moving expense now..
lower pay scale just coming out of school
but through the years.. up to 60 per hour/per test..
minimum pay scales vary by state and part of the
country you are in.

here is a couple of Websites to check out.

www.aset.org
www.abret.org

I am registered, its better pay, etc.

i love my work, its very rewarding..

keep me posted.

good luck to you

sandy

I am going to apply a END program, could you please tell us what's the entry level salary for this job and how about the job market? Don't know any friends in this field, so I am seeking help in this forum. Thanks.

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Bailey10 in Mesa, Arizona

42 months ago

What does somebody usually get paid in this field? This career seems very interesting.

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