Nuclear Medicine Technologists

6.0/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
23%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
7.8%
by 2030
WAGES
$79,590
or $38.26 hourly
VOLUME
17,510
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 23% (No worries)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Nuclear Medicine Technologists' job openings is expected to rise 7.8% by 2030
'Nuclear Medicine Technologists' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Nuclear Medicine Technologists' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Nuclear Medicine Technologists' was $79,590, or $38.26 hourly
'Nuclear Medicine Technologists' are paid 89.7% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 17,510 people employed as Nuclear Medicine Technologists.
This represents around 0.01% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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