Nuclear Medicine Technologist

A nuclear medicine technologist prepares and administers radioactive chemical compounds known as radio pharmaceuticals; performs patient imaging procedures using sophisticated radiation detecting instrumentation; administers radioactive therapies; provides prompt and effective patient care; accomplishes computer processing and image enhancement; analysis biological specimens in the laboratory; and provides images, data analysis, and patient information to the physician for diagnostic interpretation. They are employed in hospitals, laboratories, clinics, research institutions or public health agencies.

Skills Required

  • a sense of responsibility and a high degree of integrity
  • patience and adaptability
  • sensitivity to the needs of ill and injured people
  • the ability to put people at ease
  • an interest in science and technology
  • the ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in their duties
  • good organizational skills
  • good problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • the ability to work well in a team environment

Education/Training Required

Bachelor of Health Science- BHSc (Nuclear Medicine).

Schools Offering Career Program

Dalhousie University
University of New Brunswick

Average Starting Salary
$54,080

Growth Rate
Good

Program Length
4 years