Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salary
|Salary||$45,202 - $92,254|
|Bonus||$246.58 - $4,454|
|Total Pay (|
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$50,846 - $90,811|
|Hourly Rate||$24.54 - $42.08|
|Overtime||$32.33 - $60.95|
|Bonus||$246.58 - $4,454|
|Total Pay (||$50,846 - $90,811|
Job Description for Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Nuclear medicine technologist help deliver professional, personalized, quality care for patients. They perform and analyze therapeutic and diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures. Conducting quality control and quality assurance procedures in compliance with state, local, and federal regulations is also expected. This job often takes place in a fast-paced environment in which technology changes regularly; this means technologists must take relevant classes periodically to stay up to date on technologies and procedures.Read More...
The nuclear medicine technologist help transport patients to and from imaging services. They write department reports, enter patient information, and retrieve patient information from picture archiving communication systems ( PACS) and hospital information systems (HIS). It is important that the nuclear medicine technologist have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as they work closely with patients and their loved ones, nurses, and physicians. The nuclear medicine technologist's shift may vary; these professionals may work days, nights, weekends, and holidays.
The nuclear medicine technologist generally needs at least a high school diploma or equivalent, as well as certification from an accredited school in radiologic technology. They must also be registered - or able to register - at the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT.) They may also need basic life support certification. Many states have their own laws and regulations regarding certification that must be followed. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Nuclear Medicine Technologist Tasks
- Calculate, measure and record radiation dosage or radiopharmaceuticals received, used and disposed, using computer and following physician's prescription.
- Collects and analyzes data, produces a computer-generated or film image for interpretation by a physician.
- Prepare and administer radiopharmaceuticals or radiation to patients using radioisotope equipment under direction of physician.
- Explain test procedures and safety precautions to patients and assist them during procedures.
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Pay by Experience for a Nuclear Medicine Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Nuclear Medicine Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 351 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nuclear Medicine Technologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 251 salaries. An experienced Nuclear Medicine Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 255 salaries. A Nuclear Medicine Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 132 salaries.
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