Health Policy Analyst

Health policy analysts evaluate current and potential policies regarding health and health care in their community or organization. Their primary objectives are to understand how current health policies affect the community and the potential outcomes of future policies. Most analysts get their start by obtaining an undergraduate major in public policy, pre-law, economics, health science, communications, social work, or a related field. They are employed by government departments and agencies, consulting establishments, universities, research institutes, hospitals, community agencies, educational institutions, professional associations, non-governmental organizations and international organizations.

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$80,398- $104,539

Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists (3217)

Neuroelectrophysiology technologist

Electroencephalographs and other diagnostic technologists require completion of a two-year college or hospital-based program in electrophysiology technology and supervised practical training.

Employment outlook is fair to undetermined in most provinces. More information is available here.

Without further education, chances to advance in this occupation are limited.

0-1 year training and experience are usually required

professionalism, maturity and self-confidence

empathy and the ability to reassure patients

the ability to be detail-oriented

the ability to respond quickly and appropriately in emergencies

the ability to work with little direct supervision

the ability to work as part of a team.

EEG technologists do shift work in healthcare settings. The work is physically demanding. They are on their feet most of the time. They sometimes lift and move patients who cannot move on their own.

Medical laboratories

An IMG can do a two-year college diploma program in Electroneurophysiology and supervised practical training.
Registration with the Canadian Board of Registration of Electroencephalograph Technologists is required by employers.
However, CBRET accepts international candidates for their licensing exams. IMGs with previous experience with EEG can submit for an assessment and if accepted they may get certified as EEG technologist directly. Learn from from here.
Registration with l’Ordre des technologues en imagerie médicale, en radio-oncologie et en électrophysiologie médicale du Québec is required for cardiology technologists and electrophysiological technologists in Quebec.
In Alberta, the profession is regulated by Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists.