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

Electroencephalography 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 Electroencephalography technician earn

A Electroencephalography 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 Electroencephalography 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 Electroencephalography technician

Technologists and technicians in diagnostic and therapeutic methods must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Electroencephalography 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
    • 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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