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Nuclear Job Overview

Nuclear engineers develop the processes and systems for working effectively with nuclear energy and radiation. They focus on finding the benefits of this powerful energy form, and many research industrial, medical, healthcare, or extraterrestrial uses for nuclear energy. Typical duties for these power engineers include:

  • Developing nuclear equipment, including radiation shields and reactor cores
  • Operating and maintaining nuclear plants
  • Writing instructions to ensure safe, efficient nuclear plant operation
  • Taking action or shutting down plants in case of emergency
  • Analyzing nuclear accidents to assist with future planning

Nuclear Job Education Requirements

For entry-level jobs, nuclear engineers must have a bachelor’s degree in that field. Nuclear engineering undergraduate programs include coursework, fieldwork, and lab work. Most degree programs also include cooperative elements that allow students to gain hands-on experience in their field. Nuclear engineers who want to focus on research and development should also have a master’s degree and work experience in the field.

Nuclear engineers are generally required to undertake several months of training at their specific job site in order to become fluent in safety practices and regulations. Regular safety training is also required. Nuclear engineers who work at power plants do not need a specific license, but those who work in different environments may need a professional engineer license. Those who successfully move up in their field have the potential to become engineering managers.

Nuclear Job Market

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects 9 percent job growth for this field through 2022. This is about average growth among all occupations. The majority of this job growth is likely to come from power plants and firms in need of safety system upgrades specified by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. While these upgrades may drive new jobs, they may also increase the cost of plant construction and thus slow both construction and job growth.

Other job growth for nuclear engineers may come from work overseas, in countries where design and construction of power plants is on the rise. Additional job growth can be attributed to the growing nuclear medicine industry. Engineers in this industry research and develop radiologic imaging and cyclotrons used to treat cancer.

Nuclear Job Salary Information

According to the BLS, nuclear engineers’ median pay is about $104,000 per year. Nuclear engineers at the lowest end of this range earn under $69,000, while those at the top 10 percent of their field earn over $150,000. The top-paying industries for nuclear engineers include scientific research services, architectural services, electric power generation, and the federal government.

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Duties and responsibilities include: Manage a state of art PET Manufacturing site with Dual Cyclotrons Produce, compound & dispense radiopharmaceuticals either in unit doses or bulk orders. Prepare doses for delivery including: packing, wrapping, ensuring products are contamination free, completing all required documentation & forms. Work with pharmacy personnel to ensure doses are filled and ...
Are you a 4-year engineering grad who doesn’t want to sit behind a desk?Do you yearn to be hands-on in a Nuclear plant watching energy production in motion on a day-to-day basis? Do you want choices about where you want to take your career? Do you want to watch your career soar? At Exelon Nuclear, there is a place for you and we encourage you to send us your resume so we can connect with you. St...
The primary focus of this job family is to plan, design, and develop systems, processes, equipment, or structures to support energy generation, distribution and transmission for fossil and nuclear power plants. The Engineer will work with ECCS system engineers to give guidance on technical issues, interpretation of standards, codes, and sound engineering practices. The Lead Engineer will also be ...
Job Summary: This is the entry level of the Engineering classification hierarchy. Employees at this entry level solve problems in engineering areas of specialization with close supervision. Incumbents are expected to develop skills, and the ability to work with greater independence. They have knowledge of fundamental concepts and procedures. Responsibilities: Provides engineering/technical expe...
Provides a variety of Nuclear Medicine procedures on all age groups served by the entity. Safely ensures quality images. Participates in the department continuous quality improvement process. Ensures customer satisfaction and appropriateness of care for all assigned patients. Not ready to apply for a position yet? Click on this link, careers.baptisthealth.net , and you will be routed to the Get T...
Progress Energy Inc Southport, NC
Description : The primary focus of this job family is to plan, design, and develop systems, processes, equipment, or structures to support energy generation, distribution and transmission for fossil and nuclear power plants. The Engineer will work with ECCS system engineers to give guidance on technical issues, interpretation of standards, codes, and sound engineering practices. The Lead Enginee...
Progress Energy Inc Hartsville, SC
Description : Job Summary: This is the entry level of the Engineering classification hierarchy. Employees at this entry level solve problems in engineering areas of specialization with close supervision. Incumbents are expected to develop skills, and the ability to work with greater independence. They have knowledge of fundamental concepts and procedures. Responsibilities: Provides engineerin...
Depending upon the desired qualifications of the successful candidate, the hiring manager may elect to fill this position at a higher level within the job hierarchy. Develops, maintains, implements, reviews, and ensures approval and distribution of technical procedures to ensure safe and efficient operation in compliance with all required guidelines and regulations. Reviews incoming and existing ...
San Francisco area acute facility seeks Nuclear Medicine Technologist for an assignment. NMTCB, CA. license, Siemens exp. The nuclear medicine technologist is responsible for preparing and administering radiopharmaceuticals to patients by various means, including orally and intravenously. The nuclear medicine tech also positions patients and runs a gamma scintillation camera, which creates diagno...
Acute teaching facility in the Silicon Valley is seeking a Nuclear Medicine tech with PET experiencce and a CA license for an immediate short term assignment. The nuclear medicine technologist is responsible for preparing and administering radiopharmaceuticals to patients by various means, including orally and intravenously. The nuclear medicine tech also positions patients and runs a gamma scint...
Under the direction of the Imaging Services manager and Medical Director of the Department of Nuclear Medicine, assess patient condition, evaluate exam appropriateness and administer radiopharmaceuticals to patients. Analyze computer acquired data, develop films, critique results. Perform quality control for all equipment. Adheres to Radiation Safety standards. Performs duties and responsibilities...
Senior Engineer - Maintenance Rule This position is responsible for performing Maintenance Rule Program Engineering activities at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant. This position’s primary responsibility it to provide leadership and oversight of the Maintenance Rule Program. The objective of the Maintenance Rule (10CFR 50.65) is to provide reasonable assurance that structures, systems, trains, and comp...
Lead Engineer - Maintenance Rule This position is responsible for performing Maintenance Rule Program Engineering activities at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant. This position’s primary responsibility it to provide leadership and oversight of the Maintenance Rule Program. The objective of the Maintenance Rule (10CFR 50.65) is to provide reasonable assurance that structures, systems, trains, and compon...
Must be a graduate of an ARRT or NMTCB approved program with current ARRT or NMTCB registration and Florida Nuclear Medicine license. BLS certification is required....
Nuclear Medicine Technician Under the direction of the Nuclear Medicine Supervisor and/ or Radiologist, performs diagnostic and therapeutic Nuclear Medicine procedures utilizing all standards for quality and radiation protection. Makes sure HIPAA compliant. Performs daily tasks as assigned by the Supervisor. Does all daily QC as required by department and DEQ. Will perform all work with accord to...
Banner Health Mesa, AZ
--- Nuclear Medicine Department is a operation providing services for Inpatients, Outpatients, and ER patients for both BDMC and CCMC. This pool position with a shift commitment. Non Benefited --- About Banner Desert Medical Center Located on an 80-acre campus in Mesa, Ariz., Banner Desert Medical Center is one of Arizona's largest and most comprehensive hospitals and is recognized by U.S. Ne...
Nuclear Medicine Department is a operation providing services for Inpatients, Outpatients, and ER patients for both BDMC and CCMC. This pool position with a shift commitment. Non Benefited --- About Banner Desert Medical Center Located on an 80-acre campus in Mesa, Ariz., Banner Desert Medical Center is one of Arizona's largest and most comprehensive hospitals and is recognized by U.S. News an...
ProHealth Care has been the health care leader in Waukesha County and surrounding areas for the past century, providing outstanding care across a full spectrum of services. The people of ProHealth Care strive to continuously improve the health and well-being of the community by combining skill, compassion and innovation. The ProHealth family includes Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc Memorial...
Progress Energy Inc Seneca, SC
Description : Job Summary: This is the entry level of the Engineering classification hierarchy. Employees at this entry level solve problems in engineering areas of specialization with close supervision. Incumbents are expected to develop skills, and the ability to work with greater independence. They have knowledge of fundamental concepts and procedures. Responsibilities: Provides engineerin...
Progress Energy Inc Southport, NC
Description : Maintenance Supervisor/Leadership Instructor This position is responsible for oversight, maintenance and delivery of the maintenance supervisor accredited training program and leadership non – accredited training program for the Brunswick Nuclear Plant. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Conducting analysis activities to identify leader performance gaps and traini...

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