• Nuclear Medicine Technologists
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 69,060
    $53,510 range bar $91,570
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • 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

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

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.7%
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
    • NA
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