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
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Nuclear Medicine Technologists was $77,950 in 2019
while Radiologic and MRI Technologists earned a median salary of $62,280 in 2019.1
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.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not
offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.