Sleep Technology

(Polysomnography)

Program Description

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Sleep Technologists play a key role in the rapidly growing field of sleep disorders diagnosis and treatment. As a Sleep Technology student you will prepare, record and analyze clinical sleep studies, as well as provide patient care and education under the direction of a physician. The Sleep Technology degree program teaches the knowledge and skills needed to perform diagnostic testing and therapeutic interventions for patients with sleep disorders.

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Program Details

Occupational Outlook

As the population ages, medical and clinical laboratory technician jobs are expected to increase by 14% between 2016 and 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.  This growth is about as fast as average for all occupations.  The salary outlook for registered polysomnographic technologists is excellent, with PayScale.com reporting that registered polysomnographic technologists earned a median salary of $50,878 as of 2019.

Where You Could Work

  • Clinical sleep laboratories
  • Sleep studies are performed in a variety of settings, from hospital rooms to patient’s bedrooms.
  • Additional employment opportunities exist in research or pediatric laboratories, sleep clinics, and medical equipment providers and manufacturers.