Nuclear Medicine Technologists

in Massachusetts

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.

Occupation Projection for Nuclear Medicine Technologists

Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
292033  Nuclear Medicine Technologists 684 732 48 7.02 % 18 18 41 Associate's degree 

Nuclear Medicine Technologists Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Projected 2026 Employment Change
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    680  99 % 730  99 % 50  7 % $79,760
Hospitals    590  87 % 630  87 % 40  7 % $78,930
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