Electroencephalograph operator - Salary and Career
Technologists and technicians in diagnostic and therapeutic methods

Electroencephalograph operator - 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 Electroencephalograph operator earn

A Electroencephalograph operator 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 Electroencephalograph operator

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 Electroencephalograph operator

Technologists and technicians in diagnostic and therapeutic methods must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Electroencephalograph operator 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
    • diagnostic services by graphic record - ecg, eeg and other analog exams
    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing surgical procedures
    • 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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