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Average Nuclear Medicine Salary
The average salary for a Nuclear Medicine is $2,478 per week. This is 4% higher than the practicing US average of $2,372.
Last updated on October 3, 2023. Based on 1,063 active jobs on Vivian.com in the last 7 days.
Travel Nuclear Medicine Jobs FAQs
What are the best agencies for Travel Nuclear Medicine jobs?
The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Travel Nuclear Medicine jobs are OneStaff Medical (44), TotalMed Allied (44), and Host Healthcare (43).
Does Vivian have any staff Nuclear Medicine jobs?
As of Tuesday, October 3rd 2023, Vivian has 29 Staff Nuclear Medicine jobs listed. These jobs pay $49 per hour on average, with the highest-paying job listed up to $71 per hour.
Does Vivian have any per diem Nuclear Medicine jobs?
As of Tuesday, October 3rd 2023, Vivian has 6 jobs listed for per diem Nuclear Medicine jobs. These jobs pay $49 per hour on average and up to $55 per hour for the highest-paying role.
Does Vivian have any local contract Nuclear Medicine jobs?
As of Tuesday, October 3rd 2023, Vivian has 5 listings for local contract Nuclear Medicine jobs. These jobs pay $50 per hour on average, and up to $60 per hour for the top-paying job listed.
Where can I learn more about working as a Travel Nuclear Medicine?
Take a look at Vivian's Travel Nuclear Medicine Career Guide for more information, including required education, responsibilities, pros and cons and more.
What is a Nuclear Medicine Tech?
Nuclear medicine technologists are highly specialized allied health professionals who work closely with nuclear medicine physicians helping to diagnose and evaluate serious conditions, including heart disease and cancer. NMTs specialize in preparing and administering small amounts of radioactive drugs to patients, which are traced through diagnostic scans for imaging or treatment purposes.
What does a nuclear medicine tech do?
Nuclear medicine techs support physicians and other healthcare professionals in diagnosing and treating patients using nuclear medicine to provide information about the function and structure of every major organ system within the human body. NMTs work with radioactive drugs, called radiopharmaceuticals. Their primary tasks include preparing and injecting radiopharmaceuticals into patients and using sophisticated radiation-detecting equipment and scanners to capture vital diagnostic images. NMTs may also internally deliver prescribed doses of radiopharmaceuticals to precise areas of a patient’s body to treat certain medical conditions, such as tumors. Specific duties may include:
Where do nuclear medicine techs work?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, NMTs who work in outpatient care centers earned the largest salaries in May of 2020. However, nuclear medicine techs also find plentiful and lucrative employment in private, community, and state hospitals; medical and diagnostic laboratories; various types of imaging clinics; and the private offices of physicians. NMTs may work at private or government research centers, public health institutions, and colleges or universities.
What skills make a good nuclear medicine tech?
Good nuclear medicine techs are highly skilled at using technology and are extremely comfortable working with computers and operating large pieces of electronic equipment. They have superior analytical skills that help them understand anatomy and physiology to assess accurate dosages. Successful NMTs are detail-oriented with excellent critical thinking skills and precisely follow instructions to ensure patient safety and prevent radiation overexposure. They possess good interpersonal skills, including active listening and communication skills, which allow them to effectively interact with patients and work as part of a team. Good NMTs are also compassionate so they can reassure patients who are upset or stressed over upcoming procedures involving radiation.
How to become a Travel Nuclear Medicine Tech
Beginning a career as a travel nuclear medicine tech begins with education. NMTs typically need a two-year associate degree from an accredited nuclear medicine technology program. Many employers and an increasing number of states also require NMTs to be certified and/or licensed to practice. Currently, at least 30 states require NMT licensure. Most states accept Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) certification and/or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification in place of a state examination. The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) maintains a listing of states that require licensure.
What certifications are commonly held by Nuclear Medicine Techs?
Which certifications are best for Nuclear Medicine techs?
Some healthcare employers may prefer nuclear medicine tech job candidates with Computed Tomography (CT-NMTCB), and some may even require specific professional certifications.
How does having a Computed Tomography (CT-NMTCB) increase my value as a Nuclear Medicine tech job candidate?
Having a Computed Tomography (CT-NMTCB) validates your knowledge and skills as a nuclear medicine tech and your dedication to continuing your education in your chosen field. All of which makes you a more desirable job candidate to healthcare employers.