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Become a Sleep Tech with Mercy's Polysomnographic Program

Discover the pathway to becoming a proficient Polysomnographic Technologist with Mercy College's comprehensive certificate program. Our curriculum is meticulously designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the dynamic field of sleep technology and for the Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) examination. Spanning three semesters, this program blends theoretical knowledge with extensive hands-on experience through in-person labs and clinical practices, ensuring you are job-ready upon completion. Whether you're aspiring to kickstart your career or advance in the domain of polysomnography, our program equips you with the expertise needed for success.

Career Prospects and Program Benefits

Polysomnographic Technology opens doors to rewarding careers in healthcare, offering roles that are integral to diagnosing and treating sleep disorders. With an expected 11% growth rate from 2018 to 2028, the demand for skilled sleep technologists is on the rise. Graduates can anticipate starting salaries ranging between $45,000 and $52,000, reflecting the vital role they play within medical teams. Our program not only aims at academic excellence but also focuses on instilling professional ethics and effective communication skills, preparing you for diverse working environments. By choosing Mercy College, you’re stepping into a world of opportunities to make significant impacts on patients' lives and well-being.

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  • 3

    semesters to certificate completion

  • $45,000–$52,000 average salary for a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist

  • 11%

    career growth expected from 2018 to 2028

  • Online lecture in-person lab and clinical

  • $4000

    of tuition can be covered by available scholarships

  • Work at sleep disorder centers: prep for studies, monitor and record patient data during sleep studies.

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Data-analysis and patient care are the foundation of the ever-growing sleep studies field

The Sleep Tech Working Environment

As a Polysomnographic Technologist, you will work in sleep disorder centers, preparing patients for sleep studies, monitoring patients during studies and recording results. Some senior technologists may spend all or part of their time scoring sleep recordings, performing daytime tests or managing a center, but most technologists work nights. Typical shifts are three to four 10 to 12 hour shifts per week.

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Up to $4000 in Scholarships

Mercy College, through a Choose Ohio First grant, provides scholarships for healthcare certificate programs, including Polysomnographic Technologist and Paramedic, aimed at Ohio residents affected by COVID. This initiative supports fast entry into high-demand healthcare roles, facilitating career shifts and contributing to workforce development in a sector with increasing job opportunities, reflecting Mercy College's commitment to accessible healthcare education.

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Polysomnography Program Outcomes

Growth in polysomnography, highlighted by sleep study schools, is spurred by increased recognition and management of sleep disorders. Employers predict job openings in the coming three years. According to the American Association of Sleep Technologists' 2010 survey, salaries for Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSGT) range from $35,000 to $52,000, with pre-credential technicians earning slightly less, underscoring the sector's potential.

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The Future of Sleep Studies

The American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) has observed significant shifts in polysomnography due to the COVID-19 pandemic, moving towards telehealth and home-based sleep studies. This evolution demands more skilled sleep technologists, affecting salary ranges for RPSGTs and technicians as the field adapts to new healthcare trends.

AAST 2021 Workforce Survey Report

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