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Polysomnographic Technologist

Helping People Get the Rest They Need and Deserve

Did you know the human organism can survive longer without food than it can without sleep? Polysomnographic technologists, often called sleep technologists, are healthcare practitioners who perform a vital role in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. Polysomnographic (PSG) technologists operate a variety of sophisticated monitoring devices, which record brain activity (EEG), muscle and eye movements, respiration, blood oxygen levels, and other physiologic events. Technologists are also involved in the evaluation of various treatment methods and are typically employed in sleep laboratories located in medical centers, clinic/office settings, or free standing sleep labs. Some technologists transition into management and marketing of sleep centers, product sales and support, public and patient education regarding sleep disorders.

Available Credentials

Certificates

Polysomnographic Technologist (29 credit hours)
Polysomnographic technologists, often called sleep technologists, are the healthcare practitioners who perform a vital role in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. Polysomnographic (PSG) technologists operate a variety of sophisticated monitoring devices, which record brain activity (EEG), muscle and eye movements, respiration, blood oxygen levels, and other physiologic events. Technologists are also involved in the evaluation of various treatment methods. Polysomnographic technologists are typically employed in sleep laboratories located in medical centers, clinic/office settings, or free standing sleep labs. Some technologists transition into management and marketing of sleep centers, product sales and support, public and patient education regarding sleep disorders. Due to growing awareness of sleep disorders the need for sleep techs is on the rise. The average yearly salary is comparable to other allied health fields.

For course description, see the Polysomnography Program Brochure.
For specific course requirements, see the Polysomnography KCTCS Course Catalog.

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  • Ken McKenney, Assistant Professor - (270) 901-1127