Sleep Technology (Polysomnography)

Student wearing some sleep technology apparatus on their head at Minneapolis College
  • Starting in 2014, experienced sleep technologists can test-out of program coursework to earn credit toward the degree.
  • The Sleep Technology program is one of only a small number programs in the country that awards associate’s degrees.
  • To date, all of our job-seeking graduates have been hired as Sleep Technologists within 6 months of completing the program.
  • The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Graduates are immediately eligible to sit for the national Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) examination.
  • On average graduates make over $22 per hour to start; experienced sleep technicians typically make about $30 per hour.

Program Description

Sleep Technologists play a key role in the rapidly growing field of sleep disorders diagnosis and treatment. As a Sleep Technology student you will prepare, record and analyze clinical sleep studies, as well as provide patient care and education under the direction of a physician. The Sleep Technology degree program teaches the knowledge and skills needed to perform diagnostic testing and therapeutic interventions for patients with sleep disorders.

Program Details

Outcomes

Occupational Outlook

An estimated 50-70 million people currently suffer from sleep disorders in the United States. The field of sleep technology exists to serve this growing population. The 5-year total positive placement rate for our graduates is 100%, as defined by the Committee on Accreditation of Polysomnographic Technology Education and reported to the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Professionals. That means everyone who completed the degree found work as a Sleep Technologist for the most recent reporting period.

Where You Could Work

  • Clinical sleep laboratories
  • Sleep studies are performed in a variety of settings, from hospital rooms to patient’s bedrooms.
  • Additional employment opportunities exist in research or pediatric laboratories, sleep clinics, and medical equipment providers and manufacturers.