Byron Jamerson, RPSGT, RST, CCSH, is a sleep educator at Nox Medical and has over 30 years of experience in the field. He is passionate about education and currently on the AAST CEC Accreditation Committee. AAST recently spoke with Jamerson to discuss his involvement with AAST and how being a member has been a valuable part of his life.
AAST: What made you join AAST? What makes you continue to be a member?
Byron Jamerson: Being an active part of our association keeps me in touch with changes in the profession and also gives me a voice in that change. I think the AAST is very important to our field.
AAST: What do you personally enjoy about being an AAST member?
BJ: The A2Zzz magazine is probably my favorite ongoing thing that I enjoy. I look forward to each issue for the technical articles.
AAST: What has been a positive experience/moment/event from AAST that personally resonates with you?
BJ: Friends! There are so many people in the field that are important to me, and I was lucky enough to connect with them through the AAST and can now count them as my friends.
AAST: How has being an AAST member helped you in being a sleep technologist?
BJ: I’ve grown in every aspect – technical, management, people skills, speaking skills – you name it.
AAST: What made you want to join an AAST committee? What is the value of being on an AAST committee?
BJ: It’s just an opportunity to serve the group that has served me for so long. Call it “returning the favor.”
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