END technologists advancement depends on education, achievements, competence, and place of employment. With experience, registered END technologists may obtain supervisory positions. They may, for instance, become chief technologists, or manage the department or laboratory.
Other career advancement opportunities also exist in research, education, and in commercial companies as training and application specialists, sales representatives, and technical advisors.
Advancement to administrative positions often requires a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in management, health care administration, or related fields.
Within two years of graduation, individuals are strongly encouraged to take and pass a recognized national examination for professional credentials in an area of electroneurodiagnostic specialty. Credentials are available in EEG (R.EEG.T.),
evoked potentials (R.EP.T.),
intraoperative monitoring (CNIM),
and nerve conduction studies (R.NCS.T.).
Examinations are offered through the American Board of Registration of EEG and EP Technologists (ABRET); the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT); and the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Technologists (AAET).
Registration is optional at this time, but it is nationally recognized as an indicator of a high level of skill and a demonstration of competency. Some employers may require registration for some positions, including intraoperative neuromonitoring.
In general, technologists who are registered tend to earn higher pay and enjoy better prospects for both initial employment and advancement