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 2015, the median annual wage for a nuclear medicine technologist was $74,990 or $36.06 hourly. The lowest 10% earned $52,950 while the highest 10% earned $100,080.

Annual Mean Salaries:

  • Hospitals: $74,490*; $75,709**
  • Office of Physicians: $76,470*
  • Medical & Diagnostic Laboratories: $70,040*
  • Outpatient Care Centers: $91,360*
  • Specialty Hospitals: $80,930*
  • Colleges, Universities, Professional Schools: $87,230*
  • Manager: $92,607**
  • Research Facility: $90,568**
Sources:
*Bureau of Labor and Statistics: Occupational Employment Statistics (May 2015)
**Salary.com (2016)