Nuclear Medicine Technologists

5.1/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
52%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
1.7%
by 2031
WAGES
$78,760
or $37.86 hourly
VOLUME
17,140
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 52% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Nuclear Medicine Technologists' job openings is expected to rise 1.7% by 2031
'Nuclear Medicine Technologists' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

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

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Nuclear Medicine Technologists' was $78,760, or $37.86 hourly
'Nuclear Medicine Technologists' are paid 72.1% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as nuclear medicine technologists?

As of 2021 there were 17,140 people employed as Nuclear Medicine Technologists within the United States.
This represents around 0.012% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 8 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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