Nationwide, the field of sleep health is growing rapidly.
This includes technologists working directly in sleep labs as well as other health professionals working with sleep patients in dental offices, hospitals, general practice clinics, and various other locations. As an academic leader in the field of sleep health, Oregon Tech offers programs to help students achieve (or advance) a career in the field of sleep.
The Polysomnographic Technology program is designed for students preparing to sit for the Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) examination offered through the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT). While completion of our Polysomnographic Technology certificate program is sufficient to sit for the exam, the AAS may provide a pathway to higher education or career advancement. This AAS is also available to students who are currently RPSGT’s looking for a pathway to higher education or career advancement.
Polysomnographic Technologists perform and score overnight sleep studies which lead to identification and treatment of sleep disorders. The large majority of a PSG tech’s work is completed overnight. Along with sleep studies, work includes much patient interaction and patient education.