Intraoperative Neuromonitoring offers a meaningful career. Working alongside the surgical team to make an impact on patient safety is cutting edge, in demand and lucrative, and can also be a stepping stone to other opportunities and career goals.
With first-hand experience in patient in-take and Physiology, hospital and Operating Room procedures and relationships with OR staff (surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists and medical reps), Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Technologists (aka Surgical Neurophysiologists) are utilizing their knowledge and their relationships to strategize their own success paths.
Trajectories can include promotions to senior level management positions within the IONM field, roles in recruitment of IONM technologists, positions in training and education, careers in clinical research, healthcare management and Development. And, for those whose timetable, resources and desire point them in the direction of medical school, the exposure in the OR can be a bonus on that university application.