On its blog, the American Association of Sleep Technologists details 5 reasons to become a sleep tech. What would you add to the list?
I became a sleep tech for change. I was in neuro for 20 years and it was becoming stagnant. Many of the tests I was performing were not really necessary, and I started to doubt healthcare and my role. At the time, the lab I worked in shared space with the sleep center. I always thought that sleep was an interesting field and wanted to learn more. I began reading about sleep apnea and when a position was available I was allowed the opportunity to come in one night and observe. I knew right then and there that I would like to apply for a sleep tech position.