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Technologist, Nuclear Medicine
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesPrepare, 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.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$66,700 per year in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsNuclear medicine technologists generally work a 40-hour week, perhaps including evening or weekend hours, in departments that operate on an extended schedule.

Minimum Education RequirementsTechnical Program

SkillsSocial Perceptiveness, Learning Strategies, Monitoring, Critical Thinking, Instructing, Operation and Control, Quality Control Analysis, Active Listening, Writing, Time Management, Mathematics, Active Learning, Operation Monitoring, Coordination, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Science

AbilitiesOral Expression, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Written Comprehension, Near Vision, Oral Comprehension