Nuclear Medicine Technologists

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Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT), Nuclear Cardiology Technologist, Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT), Staff Nuclear Medicine Technologist

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Dental Assistant; Dental Assistant Helper; Diagnostic Imaging Apprentice, Diagnostic Medical Sonography; Diagnostic Imaging Craftsman, Diagnostic Medical Sonography; Diagnostic Imaging Helper, Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Diagnostic Imaging Journeyman, Nuclear Medicine; Diagnostic Radiologist, Body Imaging; Diagnostic Radiologist, Nuclear Medicine; Health Services Management; Health Services Management Journeyman
Diagnostic Radiologist; Nuclear Medical Science; Nuclear Medicine Officer; Radiation Oncologist
Health Services Technician; Medical Administration Specialty
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Hospital Corpsman; Nuclear Medicine Specialist; Nuclear Medicine Technician; Nuclear Medicine Technologist; Radiologist (Diagnostic); Radiologist (Therapeutic)
Diagnostic Imaging; Diagnostic Imaging Journeyman
What they 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.
On the job, you would:
  • Administer radiopharmaceuticals or radiation intravenously to detect or treat diseases, using radioisotope equipment, under direction of a physician.
  • Detect and map radiopharmaceuticals in patients' bodies, using a camera to produce photographic or computer images.
  • Process cardiac function studies, using computer.



  • customer service
  • administrative services

Math and Science

  • biology
  • physics

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


  • medicine and dentistry


Basic Skills

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions

Problem Solving

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


  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things


  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem


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
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Independence
  • Integrity


You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software

  • Electronic medical record EMR software
  • MEDITECH software Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
associate's degree or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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