Nuclear medicine will continue to be in the forefront of modern clinical medicine and technological development. Someone entering this field should be proficient in math and science, comfortable with computers and technology, self-motivated, empathic, emotionally stable, good with people, and have a strong work ethic.
Many nuclear medicine technologists work in cardiology offices or clinics and in PET/CT imaging centers, where t hey work directly with patients in a non-invasive way to obtain valuable diagnostic information about the function and physiology of the body, and offer treatment with ionizing radiation.
Earning Potential: The median annual earnings of nuclear medicine technologists in 2020 was $79,590. The median hourly wage was $38.27/hour. (Source: U.S. Department of Labor)