Nuclear Medicine Technologists

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
52%
risk level
POLLING
35%
Based on 41 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
1.7%
by year 2032
WAGES
$92,500
or $44.47 per hour
Volume
16,560
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.9/10

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Automation risk

52% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

35% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a higher chance of automation: 52% chance of automation.

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Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Nuclear Medicine Technologists' job openings is expected to rise 1.7% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

High paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Nuclear Medicine Technologists' was $92,500, or $44 per hour

'Nuclear Medicine Technologists' were paid 92.5% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 16,560 people employed as 'Nuclear Medicine Technologists' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 9 thousand people are employed as 'Nuclear Medicine Technologists'.

Job description

Prepare, 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.

SOC Code: 29-2033.00

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