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CIS 101 Internet Research

PHASE I - Formulation of Research Topic


At a minimum, the following information should be contained in your One-Note notebook
pages. Please also complete and submit this form to indicate you have completed the
research phase and your notebook is in the teacher’s dropbox or email.

Name: Nicole Whitman


Program of Study at STI: ENDT
Due Date: April 21st, 2010

20 Points Assigned Based on the Topic Chosen and Efforts Put Into
Searching for Information, and Notes Taken in a One-Note
notebook or section tab. The notebook should be named Your Name
CIS 101 Research Notebook

What is the topic you have formulated for your research project?
Benefits of becoming an Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist

• At least 10 URLs should have been researched for your topic, prior
to selecting it. List them all in One-Note and highlight those that
you will actually use for this report.

• Please collect research you have decided to use on pages in One-


Note, name these pages Word Report1, Word Report2, etc. Don’t
forget to include Excel numeric information on a page named
Excel.
CIS 101 RESEARCH REPORT

Prepared for
David Kampmann

Prepared by
Nicole Whitman
ENDT

April 19, 2010


HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT BECOMING AN
ELECTRONEURODIAGNOSTIC TECHNOLOGIST?
Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists have a very exciting and rewarding job. As an

Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist you get to find out what is really going on inside someone’s

head.

Main Duties

Some of the main duties of an Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist are taking the

medical history from a patient, preparing the patient for the test, and then fitting electrodes to

their head. Once those are completed you will then monitor the patient’s electrical activity of the

brain and nervous system and report your findings to a Neurologist. You are also responsible for

testing and maintaining the equipment you used during the procedure.

Procedures

There are six main procedures you will use as an Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist:

1. EEG – record electrical activity of brainwaves on a graph or computer

2. PSG – uses EEG to identify dysfunction during sleep

3. NCV – recording of electrical potentials from the peripheral nerves

4. EP – nervous systems electrical response to specific stimuli

5. LTM – record EEG brainwaves to help diagnose neurological dysfunction

6. ORMON – record electrical nervous system activity during surgery on a patient

Purpose of the Procedures

The data that you gather as an Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist is interpreted by

specially trained physicians to try and determine the best treatment for the patient. The data can

be used to help diagnose conditions such as brain tumors, strokes, epilepsy, and sleep disorders.

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Work Environment

Some of the places you may find an Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist working are

private neurologist’s offices, neurology laboratories, and psychiatric facilities. The main place

you will find them is in neurology departments in hospitals.

Education

You are not necessarily required to have any college education to become an

Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist since some facilities provide on the job training. However,

most of employers would like to have applicants who have an associate’s degree from an

accredited program. These are normally one and two year programs taught at community

colleges.

Is This the Job For You?

There are many great aspects to becoming an Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist. You

have many opportunities for job placement due to the wide range of procedures and different

types of studies. Also, the pay scale is very good. The best part though, is you will be able to

have the satisfaction of helping others. So if these are some of the things you are looking for in a

career, then becoming an Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist may be the right job for you.

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REFERENCES

Florida Area Health Education Network. “Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist.” Florida Health


Careers. 2007. http://www.flahec.org/hlthcareers/ELNEUTEC.HTM
Learn4Good Net. “Electroneurodiagnostic Technician Career.” Learn 4 Good. 2003-2010.
http://www.learn4good.com/alliedhealth/electroneurodiagnostic_technician_career.htm
StateUniversity.Com. “Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist job description. Copyright © 2010
Net Industries and its Licensors.
http://careers.stateuniversity.com/pages/451/Electroneurodiagnostic-
Technologist.html

Health Careers Center. “Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist.” Copyright 2002-2004 MHA


Health Careers Center.
http://www.mshealthcareers.com/careers/electroneurodiagnostictechnologist.htm

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Nicole Whitman

Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist Salary

25th Percentile 75th Percentile


40118 34658 57763
40238 34799 57998 Total Increase/Decrease for Both Percentiles
Increase/Decrease =B5-B4 =C5-C4 =SUM(B6:C6)

ENDT 25th Percentile Pay Increase ENDT 75th Percentile Pay Increase
$34,850 $58,025 $57,998
$34,799
$34,800 $57,975

$34,750 $57,925

$34,700 Nov-09 $57,875 Nov-09


$34,658
$34,650 Mar-10 $57,825 Mar-10
$57,763
$34,600 $57,775

$34,550 $57,725
25th Percentile 75th Percentile

Salary.com, Inc. 2000-2005. "Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist."


http://swz.salary.com/salarywizard/layouthtmls/swzl_compresult_national_HC07000101.html
Salary.com, Inc. 2010. "Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist."
http://swz.salary.com/salarywizard/layoutscripts/swzl_salaryresults.asp?hdSearchByOption=0&hdSearchByOption=0&hdKeyword=Electroneurodiagnostic%20Technologists&hdJobCategory=HC02&hdZipCode=&hdStateMetro=&hdGeoLocation=U.S.%20National%20Averages&hdJobCode=H
Nicole Whitman

Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist Salary

25th Percentile 75th Percentile


Nov-09 $34,658 $57,763
Mar-10 $34,799 $57,998 Total Increase/Decrease for Both Percentiles
Increase/Decrease $141 $235 $376

ENDT 25th Percentile Pay Increase ENDT 75th Percentile Pay Increase
$34,850 $58,025 $57,998
$34,799
$34,800 $57,975

$34,750 $57,925

$34,700 Nov-09 $57,875 Nov-09


$34,658
$34,650 Mar-10 $57,825 Mar-10

$34,600 $57,775 $57,763

$34,550 $57,725
25th Percentile 75th Percentile

Salary.com, Inc. 2000-2005. "Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist."


http://swz.salary.com/salarywizard/layouthtmls/swzl_compresult_national_HC07000101.html
Salary.com, Inc. 2010. "Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist."
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