By: Sophie Solliday
A sleep technologist's job is to find, diagnose, and treat sleeping disorders. In order to do this they must watch people sleep, and ovulate data involving sleep disorders.
Sleep technologist's typically work in sleep study centers, or the neurology department of a hospital.
In order to be a sleep technologist you must first complete a training program which can take as short as a week or as long as a year, depending on the program. Then you must earn an Associate's Degree which usually takes 1-2 years. And finally you must become certified in order to start you career.
For a regular sleep technologist the hourly wage is $23.17 and the average salary per year is $47,660. For a lead sleep technologist or higher ranked sleep technologist the hourly wage is typically somewhere around $25.83 and the average salary per year is around $50,346.
- This is how sleep disorders are diagnosed and treated
- Sleep technologists work at typical sleeping hours (night)
- Often a shift is 10-12 hours
- A work week is sometimes limited to 3 nights