Career Opportunities

Your future as a nuclear medicine technologist
Nuclear Medicine students at clinical site

Jobs in Nuclear Medicine 

Gradates in nuclear medicine technology work in a wide variety of clinical settings, such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Cardiologist's offices
  • Oncologist's offices
  • Outpatient imaging facilities
  • Nuclear Pharmacies
  • University affiliated teaching hospitals
  • Research institutions
  • Colleges, Universities, Professional schools

Nuclear medicine technology graduates also serve in a variety of leadership positions, such as department managers and supervisors, instrumentation or computer applications specialists and officers in various professional organizations. 

 

Potential Salaries:

In May 2018, the median annual wage for a nuclear medicine technologist was $78,870 or $37.92 hourly. The lowest 10% earned $55,330 while the highest 10% earned $104,730.

Annual Mean Salaries:

  • Hospitals: $78,590
  • Office of Physicians: $78,230
  • Medical & Diagnostic Laboratories: $75,710
  • Outpatient Care Centers: $106,380
  • Specialty Hospitals: $79,790
  • Manager: $92,607**
  • Research Facility: $90,568**
Sources:
*Bureau of Labor and Statistics: Occupational Employment Statistics (May 2018)
**Salary.com (2016)