Nuclear Medicine Technologists

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Occupation Description

Nuclear medicine technologists administer, manage, and measure radioactive isotopes in therapeutic, diagnostic, and tracer studies using a diversity of radioisotope tools. They also prepare stock solutions of radioactive materials and calculate doses to be managed by radiologists. They subject patients to radiation, fulfil blood volume, red cell survival, and fat absorption studies following normal laboratory practices.

Estimated Income

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$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

20480

Job Openings By 2020

7500

Growth Rate

18.9%

Required Education

Associate's degree
Specific Programs:

Required Work Experience

None

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