Occupational Employment Statistics


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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota  1      

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services240$43.60/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/A26.3%
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/A$34.89/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State 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 20$41.53/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$41.87/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 110$43.72/hr8.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 110$43.73/hrN/A
Minnesota 240$43.60/hr11.8%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 510$39.24/hr26.2%
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 1,420$31.60/hr9.6%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 1,190$39.02/hr20.5%
Respiratory Therapists 1,840$33.86/hr11.4%

  • 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.
  • Produce a computer-generated or film image for interpretation by a physician.
  • Dispose of radioactive materials and store radiopharmaceuticals, following radiation safety procedures.