• Nuclear Medicine Technologists
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 75,920
    $58,950 range bar $92,900
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Slow Growing
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologists prepare radioactive drugs and administer them to patients for imaging or treatment. They provide technical support to physicians or others who diagnose, care for, and treat patients and to researchers who investigate uses of radioactive drugs. They also may act as emergency responders in the event of a nuclear disaster.

What do they typically do

  • Explain medical procedures to the patient and answer questions
  • Follow safety procedures to protect themselves and the patient from unnecessary radiation exposure
  • Prepare radioactive drugs and administer them to the patient
  • Maintain and operate imaging equipment
  • Keep detailed records of procedures
  • Follow procedures for radiation disposal

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.5%
Job Openings 36

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