Sleep Tech Jobs
No one knows better than you that sleep technology is a demanding field. By the same token, your skills are in demand in the marketplace. That trend is expected to increase, and at Soliant we see it as an opportunity. We can help you find the perfect sleep tech job, in the right setting and location.
While your patients sleep, you’re wide awake, performing studies that help them overcome what can be very dangerous sleep disorders. Your work improves the quality of life for your patients in important and meaningful ways. And Soliant improves your personal quality of life, too—by helping you find the work situation that gives you the satisfaction, compensation and benefits you dream about.
Soliant places sleep technicians in great jobs in hospitals, skilled nursing and outpatient facilities everywhere. You can work full- or part-time, on a traveling, temp-to-hire or permanent basis. Our experienced recruiters will negotiate on your behalf for outstanding benefits like comprehensive health coverage for yourself and your family, retirement savings plans for your future and even free housing and transportation if you travel.
Sleep Tech Duties
A sleep technician is responsible for working with respiratory therapists, sleep technologists and physicians to evaluate sleep patterns of individual patients. By monitoring sleep patterns, the sleep technician can determine whether or not a patient has a sleep disorder. Also known as a polysomnographic technician, sleep techs are responsible for helping patients decide what type of sleep disorder they have, as well as advising them on the proper procedures and treatment plans available to help them achieve the best sleep. Sleep techs will perform tests, prepare equipment and run diagnostics while under the supervision of a clinical director or sleep technologist. A sleep technician should also exhibit qualities of patience, compassion, critical thinking skills and great teamwork.
Sleep Tech Education Requirements
While a college degree is not required for entry into a sleep technician field, it is highly advised to pursue an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in order to increase your chances and gain an edge over your competitors in the job market. Sleep technicians are required to completed 6-12 months of polysomnographic training from an accredited tech school, as well as acquire proper CPR certifications. Other basic medical certifications may be required. If you wish to advance your career further, you can obtain certification by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists as well as additional credentialing that may be beneficial for salary or job title advancements. Aside from the required certifications, a sleep technician is required to have a steady hand, a compassionate heart and an eye for detail.
Sleep Tech Job Market
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, sleep technicians have the potential to earn more than entry-level techs based on credentialing or previous experience. Fortunately, the job market predicts a 34% increase in demand for sleep technicians over the next 10 years, making it one of the most rapidly-growing positions in the health technician field. This is an opportune time to mark your career as a sleep technician.