Nuclear Medicine Technologists (29-2033)

Occupation description:  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.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 4046 15.01 11
United States 20,70021,000 1.530 390420

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is strong with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 36.5225.6930.25 35.7542.6048.96
Alaska 40.8331.2635.68 42.1146.8449.73
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 41.0431.0636.00 42.4447.0249.83

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
448 18.247.4 31.6
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation4
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation4
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 2
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 2.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Associate's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None