98%
Employed
6%
Continued Education
$89,910
Starting Graduate Salary (2022 data)

Outcomes

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging technologies, including PET/CT and SPECT/CT, are expected to be used increasingly and to contribute further to employment growth. The wider use of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging to observe metabolic and biochemical changes during neurology, cardiology, and oncology procedures also will spur demand for nuclear medicine technologists.

Employment

Nuclear Medicine Technologists are employed in hospitals, universities, medical clinics and research centers across the United States and abroad. There are more than 20,700 Nuclear Medicine Technology positions throughout the country. After further study, graduates may advance to positions such as chief technologist, research technologist, health physicist, radiation safety officer or an educator.

In 2021-2022, Oregon Tech faculty conducted a salary survey of alumni and clinical sites. These data are averages listed by state:
 
              Oregon: $92,331
              Washington: $92,435
              California: $118,685
              Bureau of Labor and Statistics Data (2022): $84,850
 

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Student, Class of 2019
“I feel like they are preparing me to hit the ground running when I get into the hospital setting.”