|Quick Facts: Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$85,300 per year
$41.01 per hour
|0% (Little or no change)
Nuclear medicine technologists prepare and administer radioactive drugs for imaging or treatment.
Most nuclear medicine technologists work in hospitals. Some work in physicians’ offices, diagnostic laboratories, or imaging clinics. Most nuclear medicine technologists work full time.
Nuclear medicine technologists typically need an associate’s degree from an accredited nuclear medicine technology program. Formal education programs in nuclear medicine technology or a related healthcare field lead to a certificate, an associate’s degree, or a bachelor’s degree. Most nuclear medicine technologists become certified, and some must be licensed.
The median annual wage for nuclear medicine technologists was $85,300 in May 2022.
Employment of nuclear medicine technologists is projected to show little or no change from 2022 to 2032.
Despite limited employment growth, about 800 openings for nuclear medicine technologists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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