Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Nuclear Medicine Technologists are highly-skilled health care professionals who work with patients, computers, high-tech equipment, and small quantities of radioactive materials to produce anatomical and physiological images which provide accurate diagnostic information for almost 100 different procedures involving almost every major organ system in the human body.
Salary Range: $53,400 – $101,850
Salary Notes:The median annual wage is $74,350. In Vermont, the median salary is $75,604.
Where you can study:
- Maine College of Health Professions, Lewiston, ME
- Gateway Community College, New Haven, CT
- Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, Boston, MA
- Regis College, Weston, MA
- Salem State University, Salem, MA
- Lifespan School of Medical Imaging, Providence, RI
- University of Vermont Department of Radiation Sciences, Burlington, VT
Where you might work:
– Community Hospitals – Medical Centers – Private Clinics – Universities
Job Outlook: Employment of nuclear medicine technologists is projected to grow slower than average through 2024.
Education, Licensing and Certification: Nuclear medicine technologists must be team players, have a good foundation in mathematics, biology, and computers, and be able to work with patients. Most states, including Vermont, require nuclear medicine technologists to be licensed in order to practice. Graduates of an approved program are eligible to take a national certifying examination. With additional education and training, graduates can become involved with ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging and positive emission tomography (PET).
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists 651-687-0048
American Society of Radiologic Technologists 800-444-2778
Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology 405-285-0546
Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board 404-315-1739
Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 703-708-9000