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Nuclear Medicine Technologists

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Prepare, administer, and measure radioactive isotopes in therapeutic, diagnostic, and tracer studies using a variety of radioisotope equipment. Prepare stock solutions of radioactive materials and calculate doses to be administered by radiologists. Subject patients to radiation. Execute blood volume, red cell survival, and fat absorption studies following standard laboratory techniques.


  • Keen competition is expected for most positions.
  • Technologists with training in multiple diagnostic methods, or in nuclear cardiology, should have the best prospects.
  • Nuclear medicine technology programs range in length from 1 to 4 years and lead to a certificate, an associate degree, or a bachelor's degree.
  • About 66 percent of nuclear medicine technologists work in hospitals.


Personality I'm a problem solver
Salary $69,450/yr ($34.73/hr)
Job Outlook Below Average
Education Associates Degree