Last week’s post shared some fun facts about the history of Neurodiagnostics and one fact that I was hoping to highlight here is the one about registered EEG technologists.
At the time of this writing there are only 7501 of us in the world. That’s 7501 technologists since the exam was first started in 1963. For such a widely administered medical procedure, why in almost 60 years are there so few?
Just for comparative purposes the examination for sleep technologists (RPSGT) was first administered in 1979 and there are currently over 22,000 registered sleep technologists in the world.
Like anything in life, there are multiple factors that go into these statistics but the one that I am aiming to highlight here is the personal growth factor.
Hands down the best way for a technician to increase their income is to become registered in their field of testing.
ASET has created multiple pathways that allow for a variety of ways for a technician to sit for the examination. Once they take the exam the percentage rate for passing is pretty good!
The overall average pass rate for the last 2 years is around 82%…so your chances of passing the test is very good.
Click here for the 2018 pass rate statistics
Click here for the 2019 pass rate statistics
Because there are not a large number of technicians taking the test the individual pathway statistics can vary significantly from year to year but one observation of the statistics shows that there is not really a significant difference to the pass rate for those in formal END programs compared to those with an Associates degree but not in a formal program (Pathway III).
Wherever you are in your process….look for an avenue to take the exam.
Looking for a place to start?
Try looking through some earlier posts:
It doesn’t matter where you start – Just.Start.
Don’t keep waiting – The best time is now.
Let’s Stay Curious and Grow What We Know.