Up to 70 million U.S. adults have a sleep disorder, according to the American Sleep Association. Identifying and treating sleep disorders using technology is a rapidly growing area in the health care field. As a polysomnographic technologist, you will work with physicians to identify, diagnose and provide treatment for sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia. The OCC Career Advantage associate degree program prepares you to enter the field, and can also provide cross-training options for neurodiagnostic and respiratory care technologists. Experienced, skilled sleep technicians and technologists earn a median annual wage of $67,600. If you see yourself helping others improve their quality of life through a good night’s sleep, read on to learn what training OCC has to offer in this important, growing health care career.
A sampling of courses for these careers
Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology
Did you know?
Projected employment for clinical lab technicians such as polysomnography technicians in California is expected to increase by 23 percent through 2024, much faster than average, according to O*Net Online
Complete one of our associate degree programs, and you’ll be well-prepared to enter a career in polysomnography technology.
In less than 2 years
you can earn:
Certificate of Achievement
Build on your certificate
of achievement with a:
Certificate of Specialization
Or earn your
in under 4 years
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Earn a certificate of achievement or an associate degree to enter this high-paying field
Earn an associate degree to begin your career in respiratory care
Earn an associate degree to enter this field or choose our specialization certificate to upgrade an existing credential
Did you know?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a certificate as
their highest level of education earned, on average, 20 percent more than
those whose highest education level is a high school diploma.
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