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DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists



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.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northeast Minnesota 104$41.96/hr$36.39/hr$37.63/hr$46.00/hr$46.19/hr$48.20/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services210$46.92/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota 10$46.00/hr3.4%
Northwest Minnesota 10$38.17/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 10$46.00/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 10$38.17/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 20$44.49/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 130$48.54/hr6.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 140$48.54/hrN/A
Minnesota 210$46.92/hr6.4%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 820$40.29/hr11.4%
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 1,030$38.00/hr6.7%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 1,690$40.62/hr17.7%
Respiratory Therapists 1,580$38.17/hr20.5%
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 4,300$36.52/hr7.1%
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 3,450$18.96/hr11.6%


  • Perform quality control checks on laboratory equipment or cameras.
  • Administer radiopharmaceuticals or radiation intravenously to detect or treat diseases, using radioisotope equipment, under direction of a physician.
  • Detect and map radiopharmaceuticals in patients' bodies, using a camera to produce photographic or computer images.
  • Maintain and calibrate radioisotope and laboratory equipment.
  • Explain test procedures and safety precautions to patients and provide them with assistance during test procedures.
  • Record and process results of procedures.
  • Produce a computer-generated or film image for interpretation by a physician.
  • Calculate, measure, and record radiation dosage or radiopharmaceuticals received, used, and disposed, using computer and following physician's prescription.
  • Position radiation fields, radiation beams, and patient to allow for most effective treatment of patient's disease, using computer.
  • Produce a computer-generated or film image for interpretation by a physician.