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.
Also called: Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT), Nuclear Medicine Technologist (Nuclear Med Tech), Staff Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Supervisor Nuclear Medicine

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Math and Science
  • biology
  • physics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Health
  • medicine and dentistry

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
    Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Independence
  • Integrity

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Electronic medical record EMR software
  • MEDITECH software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education:

    associate's degree
    bachelor's degree
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