Healthcare, Medical & Nursing - Nuclear Medicine Technology
If you want to spend your career in the healthcare industry helping doctors and patients identify the cause of their illness, pain, or discomfort, and want to be paid handsomely for your expertise, a degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology may be the perfect fit for you.
Types of Degrees
Nuclear Medicine Technology students usually pursue a certification course, associate degree (2 years) or bachelor's degree (4 years). Upon graduation, most states require Nuclear Medicine Technologists to pass a certification exam from the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists before they can begin working professionally.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in math and science coursework helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.
Career Opportunities After Earning A Nuclear Medicine Technology Degree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology include:
- Nuclear Medicine Technologist
- Radiologic and MRI Technologist
- Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Nuclear Medicine Technologists was $77,950 in 2019 (1) while Radiologic and MRI Technologists earned a median salary of $62,280 in 2019. (2)
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.
Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.