The Day in the Life of a Nuclear Medical Technician

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The Day in the Life of a Nuclear Medical Technician

  1. 1. Kyra Gordon Section 2 November 21, 2013 Assignment 2.0 http://www.kch.hhsc.org/Resources/11242/FileRepository/Photos%20%20Services/KCH_Imaging_Nuclear_Medicine.jpg
  2. 2. general. http://www.johnstoncc.edu/nuclearmedicinetechnology.aspx A nuclear medicine technician has relatively simple tasks They must give a patient a substance that will show any abnormalities in the body Patients will undergo a short scan to detect these issues
  3. 3. health care region. This occupation specializes in disease diagnosis Diagnostic and imaging professionals
  4. 4. working conditions. There is not much physical activity involved in this occupation The environment may either be busy/relaxed or subtly busy http://www.atlantichealth.org/atlantic/
  5. 5. places of employment. Hospital or Facility that specializes in imaging
  6. 6. education. Bachelor/Associate’s in Nuclear Medicine Technology An internship in a similar capacity http://blogs.luc.edu/hubbub/files/2012/11/25291-diploma-and-degree-cap.jpg
  7. 7. certifications. Requirements vary by state 21-month certification program Recognized by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or the American Registry of Radiological Technicians
  8. 8. wages. $68,570/year $33/hour http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/10/why-sex-educators-wont-ask-for-money-dave-booda/ Hours are dependent on workplace
  9. 9. summary. Flexible hours Pay is descent Job does not require constant motion Simple tasks are needed to perform Extensive education is not needed http://www.wvuhradtech.com/nuclear%20medicine.htm
  10. 10. Nuclear medicine technologists. (2012 March 29). Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nuclear-medicinetechnologists.htm Med travelers. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.medtravelers.com/allied-healthcare-disciplines/nuclearmedicine-technologist-jobs/ Society of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.snm.org/index.cfm?PageID=3106 Hough, L. (2013). Nuclear medicine technology. Retrieved from http://manhattan.edu/academics/education/radiological-healthprofessions/nuclear-medicine-technology

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