Nuclear Monitoring Technicians
Also called: Health Physics Technician (HP Technician), Radiation Protection Technician (RPT), Radiation Protection Technician (RP Technician), Radiation Protection Specialist (RP Specialist)
What they do:Collect and test samples to monitor results of nuclear experiments and contamination of humans, facilities, and environment.
On the job, you would:
- Calculate safe radiation exposure times for personnel using plant contamination readings and prescribed safe levels of radiation.
- Inform supervisors when individual exposures or area radiation levels approach maximum permissible limits.
- Monitor personnel to determine the amounts and intensities of radiation exposure.
Math and Science
Safety and Government
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Engineering and Technology
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
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You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
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