• Nuclear Medicine Technologists
  • Health Science
  • Nuclear medicine technologists use a scanner to create images of various areas of a patient's body. They prepare radioactive drugs and administer them to patients undergoing the scans.

    What do they typically do

    • Explain imaging procedures to the patient and answer questions
    • Follow safety procedures to protect themselves and the patient from unnecessary radiation exposure
    • Examine machines to make sure that they are working properly
    • Prepare radioactive drugs and administer them to the patient
    • Monitor the patient to check for unusual reactions to the drugs
    • Operate equipment that creates images of areas in the body such as images of organs
    • Keep detailed records of procedures
    • Produce a computer-generated or film image for interpretation by a physician

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    Job Growth +1.2%
    Job Opening 35

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    Education & Training

    • Education

      Most occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
      Associated Programs or Majors
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