Electroencephalogram technician - Salary and Career
Technologists and technicians in diagnostic and therapeutic methods

Electroencephalogram technician - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They perform diagnostic or treatment exams, process images and/or graphics, plan care, organize the work area, equipment and accessories, operate equipment, prepare patients for diagnostic or treatment exams, act in the orientation of patients, family members and caregivers and work with biosecurity.

How much does an Electroencephalogram technician earn

A Electroencephalogram technician earns between $1.168 and $4.109 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.837 and a median salary of $1.476 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 360 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Electroencephalogram technician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.837 22.038 459 10
1º Quartile 1.168 14.011 292 6
Median Salary 1.476 17.711 369 8
3º Quartile 3.134 37.604 783 16
Higher Salary 4.109 49.308 1.027 21

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the biological, biochemical, health sciences
      • technicians in operation of diagnostic equipment and instruments
        • technologists and technicians in diagnostic and therapeutic methods

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Main workplaces

Technologists and technicians in diagnostic and therapeutic methods they perform their duties in medical, dental and ophthalmic clinics, outpatient clinics, hospitals and specialized laboratories. They are salaried employees, with a formal contract, but some can work as self-employed. They work in a team, supervised by doctors, permanently and/or occasionally. They work in shifts, indoors and most subject to radiation and toxic material.

What does it take to work in the field of Technologists and technicians in diagnostic and therapeutic methods

The exercise of these occupations requires higher education in technology in the operation of medical, dental and ophthalmic equipment and high school technical training, except for the spirometry technician, whose requirement is high school, plus a specific course, offered by professional training institutions, technical schools and training institutions in higher technology courses. Professional experience is not required for the technological level for the technical level, it occurs after experience of less than one year in the area, noting that for the spirometry technician, the full performance of the activities occurs after the performance and analysis of at least 200 exams. Professional apprenticeship may be required for Positions listed in this occupational family.

Functions and activities of Electroencephalogram technician

Technologists and technicians in diagnostic and therapeutic methods must:

  • arrange workspace, equipment and accessories;
  • process images and/or graphics;
  • organize work area, equipment and accessories;
  • work with biosafety;
  • planner attendance;
  • guide patient;
  • planar attendance;
  • orient patient;
  • planned attendance;
  • guide the patient;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • planning attendance;
  • working with biosafety;
  • work with biosafety;
  • planejar service;
  • process images and/or graphics;
  • plan care;
  • perform diagnostic or treatment exams;
  • advise the patient;
  • prepare patient for diagnostic examination;
  • perform diagnostic or treatment examinations;
  • care plan;
  • organize workspace, equipment and accessories;
  • planning service;
  • advise patient;
  • plan attendance;
  • communicate;

  • Activities

    • perform antisepsis;
    • analyze graphic records;
    • give lectures and courses;
    • demonstrate understanding towards the patient;
    • remove patient from the equipment;
    • demonstrate verbal communication skills;
    • log data;
    • provide additional patient preparations;
    • discuss the case with the work team;
    • remove movable prostheses and patient adornments;
    • check availability of radiation protection devices;
    • demonstrate proactiveness;
    • adjust equipment and accessories to the patient and the type of exam and/ or treatment;
    • perform breast support;
    • complementary examination;
    • prepare the operating table;
    • receive request for exams and/or patient record;
    • sanitize the patient;
    • develop new technologies;
    • elaborate tables of exposure to radiographic technique;
    • containing radioactive materials for transport or disposal;
    • organize darkroom and lightroom;
    • install equipment;
    • provide cleaning and asepsis of the room and equipment;
    • demonstrate proactivity;
    • stimulate the patient to reach the acceptance and reproducibility criteria (guidelines from sbpt);
    • empower technical staff;
    • manipulate digital images;
    • advise the patient and/or companion and assistants on the procedures during the exam;
    • administer contrast agents and/or medications under medical supervision;
    • instrument eye surgery;
    • determine the removal of persons not involved in the exam;
    • perform a radiometric survey;
    • demonstrate negotiation skills;
    • document exams;
    • isolate workspace for exam;
    • organizing work team;
    • order the sequence of exams;
    • advise the patient about care after the exam;
    • demonstrate fine motor skills;
    • demonstrate organization;
    • schedule preventive maintenance of equipment;
    • adapt technical protocols to the exam;
    • develop programs to promote and prevent eye health;
    • monitor the patient through equipment;
    • evaluate extrinsic ocular motility;
    • manage human, financial and material resources;
    • monitor the patient's reactions to contrasts and/or medications;
    • handle contrast media;
    • instruct patient on exam preparation;
    • check understanding of orientation;
    • perform searches;
    • demonstrate focused attention;
    • analyze exam request and/or patient record;
    • initialize image acquisition, processing, distribution and storage systems ;
    • applying administrative procedures;
    • package radioactive materials for transport or disposal;
    • organize work team;
    • adjust equipment;
    • provide additional patient preparation;
    • implement actions to promote and prevent eye health;
    • perform manual or computerized cephalometric tracing;
    • delimit the field to be irradiated;
    • assist in radiotherapy treatment planning;
    • work as a team;
    • demonstrate leadership ability;
    • describe the patient's conditions and reactions during the examination;
    • submit the examination to medical examination;
    • check the anatomical area demarcated for examination and/or treatment;
    • elaborate graphics devices;
    • initialize equipment;
    • analyze technical quality of exams;
    • measure functions of the visual apparatus;
    • advise patient about care after the exam;
    • advise the patient in the care of contact lenses;
    • monitor work area contamination;
    • calibrate equipment;
    • educate technical staff;
    • monitor the team's dosimetric report;
    • eliminate interference from other devices;
    • collect material from the ocular surface;
    • demonstrate procedures and techniques;
    • check physical and psychological conditions and patient preparation;
    • educate patient on exam preparation;
    • adjust the patient's position to the exam;
    • request equipment maintenance;
    • measure the patient's height and weight;
    • put protective devices on the patient;
    • edit images;
    • identify exam;
    • immobilize the patient;
    • report;
    • monitor radioactive waste for disposal;
    • demonstrate ability to maintain confidentiality;
    • apply administrative procedures;
    • place electrodes on patient;
    • handle radioactive substances;
    • request the presence of other professionals involved in the exam;
    • adapt agenda for priority patient care;
    • participate in area events;
    • isolate workspace for examination;
    • supervise technical staff;
    • monitor the tracing record (graphic) of the exam;
    • operate equipment;
    • assemble emergency medicine cart;
    • remove mobile prostheses and patient adornments;
    • demonstrate understanding for the patient;
    • interview patient;
    • minimize the time of exposure to radiation;
    • demonstrate analytical reasoning ability;
    • advise the patient about the procedures before and after eye surgery;
    • request material replacement;
    • delimit the image acquisition area;
    • replace expired medicines and materials;
    • confirm patient identity;
    • get patient information;
    • transmit security;
    • perform preselection of the best accepted graphic;
    • making molds and models;
    • providing cleaning and asepsis of the room and equipment;
    • make exam results available;
    • administer pharmacological and/or radioactive substances;
    • analyze processed image rejects;
    • patient scheduling plan;
    • process film in the darkroom;
    • interact with entities and other professionals;
    • work under pressure;
    • perform preventive and corrective maintenance of ophthalmic equipment;
    • use dosimeter (measurement of radiation received);
    • monitor work area contamination;
    • monitor the patient's behavioral reactions;
    • wearing;
    • explain procedures and routines;
    • use personal protective equipment;
    • submit to periodic examinations;
    • monitor the exam's image record;
    • move portable equipment;
    • offering protection resources to other professionals and companions present;
    • check equipment;
    • assist the patient to put on and take off the equipment;
    • check availability of exam material;
    • perform trichotomy;
    • demonstrate adaptability;
    • check technical conditions of equipment and accessories;
    • train the patient in the handling of optical and non-optical resources;
    • provide advice;
    • record performed exams;
    • receive request for exams and/or patient's chart;
    • clear doubts;
    • select material for exam;
    • packaging sharp materials for disposal;
    • distribute tasks;

    Sectors that hire Electroencephalogram technician the most in the job market

    • complementary diagnostic and therapeutic services activities
    • outpatient medical activity restricted to consultations
    • hospital care activities
    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing complementary exams
    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing surgical procedures
    • diagnostic services by graphic record - ecg, eeg and other analog exams
    • other human health care activities
    • service activities in emergency room and hospital units for emergency care
    • activities of healthcare professionals
    • diagnostic imaging services without the use of ionizing radiation

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