Darton State College Health Sciences Division | Polysomnographic Technology - Overview of the Profession
Polysomnographic Technology Program
Overview of the Profession
What is Polysomnographic Technology?
Polysomnographic Technicians and Technologists are health care professionals who care for people with disorders of sleep and daytime alertness. Under the direction of physicians Polysomnographic Technicians and Technologists assist in the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with varied sleep disorders and daytime alertness disorders. Polysomnographic Technicians and Technologists are responsible for proper hook-up and monitoring of patients through the night, staging the patients sleep and breathing, noting movements, etc.
Polysomnographic Technology allows you to work with people of all age groups ranging from children to the elderly. You may work in hospital settings, private clinics, and medical centers. You can even work for major medical equipment manufacturers and suppliers. You may choose to work as a traveling Polysomnographic Technician or Technologist, or you may score the studies at home. There are also opportunities to be involved in the educational aspect, as well as the managerial aspect. The field is growing and the need will continue to grow. Polysomnographic Technicians and Technologists are in demand across the state and the country, even internationally.