Nuclear Monitoring Technicians

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Health Physics Technician (HP Tech), Radiation Protection Specialist (RP Specialist), Radiation Protection Technician (RPT), Radiochemical Technician

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Bioenvironmental Engineer; Bioenvironmental Engineer, Environmental Engineering and Science; Bioenvironmental Engineer, General; Bioenvironmental Engineer, Health Physics; Bioenvironmental Engineer, Medical Physics; Bioenvironmental Engineer, Radiation; Emergency Management; Emergency Management Craftsman; Emergency Management Helper; Emergency Management Journeyman
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN); Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist; Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Warrant Officer; Medical Service Corps Officer; Nuclear and Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD); Nuclear Medical Science; Preventive Medicine Sciences
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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Responder; Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Specialist
Aviation Safety Officer; Electricians Mate, Nuclear Power; Hazardous Material Control Management (HMCM) Technician; Nuclear Power Superintendent; Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense Officer; Radiation Health Technician; Radiological Control Officer; Shipboard Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear-Defense (CBRN-D) Operations and Training Specialist; Special Weapons Unit Officer; Submarine Force Independent Duty Corpsman
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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:
  • Brief workers on radiation levels in work areas.
  • Calculate safe radiation exposure times for personnel using plant contamination readings and prescribed safe levels of radiation.
  • Monitor personnel to determine the amounts and intensities of radiation exposure.


Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics

Safety and Government

  • public safety and security

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics


Basic Skills

  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information


  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time

Visual Understanding

  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Self Control


You might use software like this on the job:

Operating system software

  • Microsoft Windows Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Windows Server Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Analytical or scientific software

  • Gamma waste assay system GWAS


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
associate's degree or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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