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2021 Nuclear Medicine Technologists Salary Guide

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.

Nuclear Medicine Technologists Salary 2021

Salary

$79.6K

Growth

5%

Bright Outlook

Bright

Green

No

How Much Do Nuclear Medicine Technologists Make 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $57,830 $68,370 $79,590 $95,230 $109,070
Hourly Wage $27.80 $32.87 $38.27 $45.78 $52.44

How Much Do Nuclear Medicine Technologists Make 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$57,830
$68,370
$79,590
$95,230
$109,070
Hourly Wage
$27.80
$32.87
$38.27
$45.78
$52.44

What Do Nuclear Medicine Technologists Do?

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.

Also known as:

Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT), Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist (Lead Nuc Med Tech), Nuclear Cardiology Technologist, Nuclear Medicine PET-CT Technologist (Nuclear Medicine Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography Technologist), Nuclear Medicine Technologist (Nuclear Med Tech), Radiation Safety Officer, Registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Senior Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Staff Nuclear Medicine Technologist

  • Administer medical substances for imaging or other procedures.
  • Create advanced digital images of patients using computer imaging systems.
  • Operate diagnostic imaging equipment.
  • Process x-rays or other medical images.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Calculate numerical data for medical activities.
  • Process healthcare paperwork.
  • Process x-rays or other medical images.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Explain medical procedures or test results to patients or family members.
  • Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities.
  • Prepare medications or medical solutions.
  • Examine medical instruments or equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities.
  • Monitor the handling of hazardous materials or medical wastes.
  • Gather medical information from patient histories.
  • Maintain medical laboratory equipment.
  • Position patients for treatment or examination.
  • Adjust settings or positions of medical equipment.
  • Prepare biological specimens for laboratory analysis.
  • Operate laboratory equipment to analyze medical samples.
  • Supervise patient care personnel.
  • Train medical providers.
  • Determine protocols for medical procedures.

Nuclear Medicine Technologists Job Outlook

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 18,500 19,500 5% 1,000

Nuclear Medicine Technologists Job Outlook

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
18,500
19,500
5%
1,000

Nuclear Medicine Technologists Schooling & Experience

  • Associate's degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Nuclear Medicine Technologists Schools

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
AdventHealth University Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist Orlando, FL 4 years: 9
Amarillo College Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist Amarillo, TX 2 years: 6
Augusta University Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist Augusta, GA 4 years: 12
Ball State University Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist Muncie, IN 2 years: 0
Baptist Health College Little Rock Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist Little Rock, AR At least one but less than two years: 6
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist Memphis, TN 4 years: 8
Barry University Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist Miami, FL 4 years: 0
Bellevue College Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist Bellevue, WA 2 years: 3
Less than one year: 0
Benedictine University Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist Lisle, IL 4 years: 2
Bluegrass Community and Technical College Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist Lexington, KY 2 years: 0

Nuclear Medicine Technologists Schools

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Orlando, FL
4 years: 9
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Amarillo, TX
2 years: 6
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Augusta, GA
4 years: 12
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Muncie, IN
2 years: 0
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Little Rock, AR
At least one but less than two years: 6
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Memphis, TN
4 years: 8
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Miami, FL
4 years: 0
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Bellevue, WA
2 years: 3
Less than one year: 0
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Lisle, IL
4 years: 2
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Lexington, KY
2 years: 0

Nuclear Medicine Technologists Jobs .

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
Clinical Laboratory Scientist U.S. Army Medical Command Fort Carson, Colorado 09/22/2021 No
CT Float Technologist Imaging Clinic Banner Health Phoenix, Arizona 09/21/2021 Yes
CT Float Technologist Imaging Clinic Banner Health Goodyear, Arizona 09/21/2021 Yes
CT Float Technologist Imaging Clinic Banner Health Sun City, Arizona 09/21/2021 Yes
CT Lead Technologist Imaging Clinic Banner Health Greeley, Colorado 09/21/2021 Yes
CT Lead Technologist Imaging Clinic Banner Health Gilbert, Arizona 09/21/2021 Yes
CT Lead Technologist Imaging Clinic Banner Health Glendale, Arizona 09/21/2021 Yes
CT Lead Technologist Imaging Clinic Banner Health Sun City West, Arizona 09/21/2021 Yes
CT Lead Technologist Imaging Clinic Banner Health Mesa, Arizona 09/21/2021 Yes
CT Lead Technologist Imaging Clinic Banner Health Goodyear, Arizona 09/21/2021 Yes

Nuclear Medicine Technologists Jobs .

Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
U.S. Army Medical Command
Fort Carson, Colorado
09/22/2021
No
Banner Health
Phoenix, Arizona
09/21/2021
Yes
Banner Health
Goodyear, Arizona
09/21/2021
Yes
Banner Health
Sun City, Arizona
09/21/2021
Yes
Banner Health
Greeley, Colorado
09/21/2021
Yes
Banner Health
Gilbert, Arizona
09/21/2021
Yes
Banner Health
Glendale, Arizona
09/21/2021
Yes
Banner Health
Sun City West, Arizona
09/21/2021
Yes
Banner Health
Mesa, Arizona
09/21/2021
Yes
Banner Health
Goodyear, Arizona
09/21/2021
Yes

Nuclear Medicine Technologists Salary Guide 2021

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