Interested in a career as a sleep technologist?

The demand to fill open positions in sleep is at an all-time high.

Consider a job in healthcare as a sleep technologist.

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A Career in Sleep?

Careers in healthcare are typically the highest in demand offering employees increased job security. Healthcare roles offer flexible schedules, competitive pay and benefits. While sleep doesn’t usually come to mind when considering a career in healthcare, it can be one of the fastest ways to enter the clinical workforce.

There are more than 80 known sleep disorders. New advancements in sleep medicine and technology has increased public awareness of sleep health and quality. As a result, the sleep industry continues to expand, offering exciting new employment opportunities.

Careers in sleep don't exist entirely at night.

There is a growing need for day staff in clinics, hospitals and sleep labs.

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How do you get started with a career in sleep?

The BRPT outlines 5- pathways to earn the education and clinical hours associated with the required credentialing for a career in sleep.

Clinical Experience

Candidates must have a minimum of 1,638 hours of experience in the field and have also completed a STAR designated Self-Study education program

Healthcare Credential

Candidates must have a minimum of 546 hours of experience and also hold another healthcare credential


Candidates must be graduates of a CAAHEP or CoARC-accredited polysomongraphy education program

Focused Training

Candidates must have a minimum of 819 hours of experience in the field and have also completed STAR-designated Focused education, or a combination of Self-Study and Focused 2 education

International Option

The international candidate must have a minimum of 546 hours of experience in the field.

The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists is an independent non-profit certification board. This group offers the Registered Polysomnographic Technologist, PRGST, credential which is required to work as sleep technologist.

Self-Study Coursework

A-STEP Accredited Sleep Technologist Education Programs.

Self-study courses that must be combined with hours of experience in the field to meet the requirement to sit for the RPSGT exam. ASTEP is an alternative, fast-tracked education program consisting of a combination of hands-on training and self-study to become a Sleep Technologist

Healthcare Credential Coursework

Are you currently a respiratory care professional?

Are you currently a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) and interested in a career in sleep? The Sleep Disorders Specialty (SDS) exam is available to respiratory care professionals who wish to begin a career in sleep.

Accredited Polysomnographic Technologist Courses

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Qualifying Polysomnography programs include Associates degree, Diploma, Certificate, A-Step, and Sleep Technology Approved Resource (STAR) Programs. Associate degree and some diploma programs are Accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoA-PSG), under the auspices of CAAHEP, who promote and advance the quality of educational programs for polysomnographic technology. All programs listed meet the requirement to sit for the RPSGT exam.

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Are you currently enrolled or thinking about enrolling in a Sleep Technologist course? 

MedBridge Healthcare offers the clinical hours you need in order to reach your goal of becoming a credentialed sleep technologist. We offer tuition assistance, mock interviews, and other career preparedness trainings too. Contact us now to get started and experience the difference you can make in someone’s life when they get a good night’s sleep!