I am a polysomnographic Technologist.I was unaware that treating sleep disorders was even actively done. After 'interning' my way into the field, I have realized the great potential of my career decision. I am one of 10,000 accredited sleep specialists in the WORLD.
The need for polysomnographic technologists is growing every day.If the career had 100,000 accredited sleep specialists worldwide, we would still be seeing an epidemic of patients who would be unable to get prompt treatment. 33% of people Over the age of 65 will experience some kind of sleep disorder that needs to be treated in a sleep lab.
It is an excellent, well-paying career that is truly elite. Excellent job security, excellent pay and benefits, amazing schdule (3-12's typically) and very rewarding.