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For our introductory courses, we offer small classes This ensures that you get the most out of the courses. We also offer a variety of teaching modalities including lectures, hands-on scoring, as well as patient viewing. The instructors at National School of Sleep Medicine has more than 30 years in combined experience.
Yes. We can provide a 15% discount to the third and subsequent persons sent from one organization during a calendar year for the A-STEP sleep technologist training course. We encourage multiple attendees from the same practice, sleep lab or hospital to ensure consistency and uniformity in training.
No, satisfactory completion of the A-STEP program that consists on 2 parts, enables one to work as a polysomnographic trainee in a sleep laboratory. There are experience requirements established by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists that must be met prior to taking the examination to certify as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT). Completion of an A-STEP training course at the National School of Sleep Medicine is not a guarantee of employment in a sleep laboratory. Students are responsible for contacting their state medical boards to determine specific polysomnography licensing requirements, if applicable.
As an independent self-study program, A-STEP does not qualify for use of financial aid or the GI Bill to pay for any part of the program.. However, PayPal is offering 0% financing for those that qualifies.
Employment opportunities in sleep centers can be found by contacting local hospitals, private sleep labs, and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) companies. In addition to professional sleep publications and newspaper classified sections, new sleep technologists should look at online postings on the AAST and the BRPT web sites. Regional and national sleep medicine meetings are also excellent sources for job board listings.
There are many factors that should be considered in determining appropriate salary for sleep technologists. Regional variations, related experience, and differential payment for night-time shift work are considerations. The 2010 AAST Salary and Benefits Survey summarizes detailed wage and benefits information received from accredited sleep centers throughout the United States. This publication can be purchased from the American Association of Sleep Technologists. SLEEP REVIEW examines compensation issues for sleep technologists yearly.
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