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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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The McLain Group represents a client, a leader in the commercial nuclear power industry, with an immediate need for a nuclear power plant Nuclear Engineer – Electrical / I&C Systems Manager in the Southeast. Our client offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits and promotes the development and success of their employees. Description: Provide supervisory oversight for the electrical I in...
The McLain Group represents a client, a leader in the commercial nuclear power industry, with an immediate need for a nuclear power plant Manager, Nuclear Engineer – Reactor & Primary Systems in the Southeast. Our client offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits and promotes the development and success of their employees. Description: Provide supervisory oversight for the reactor engin...
Progress Energy Inc Southport, NC
Description : 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 Description: Engineer II – Procurement Engineering (Electrical) This position will be based at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant located in Southport, NC and will report directly to the Duke Energy Progress Electrical Procu...
Title: Nuclear Medicine Technologist City, State: Baltimore,MD Location: St. Agnes Hospital-Baltimore MD Department: Nuclear Medicine 001 Additional Job Details: PT Rotating, 16 Hours Bi-weekly Marketing Statement At Saint Agnes Hospital, one of Baltimore’s most respected and admired teaching hospitals, you will find a team that strikes an incredible balance between extraordinary patient car...
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. Houston, TX
Job Description: The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 1.3 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedr...
About Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center With more than 650 licensed patient care beds, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center is the flagship hospital within Banner Health, offering care to the community since 1911. Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, Banner Good Samaritan is a Level I trauma center as well as a teaching hospital that trains more than 220 physicians annually. Through leadi...
Banner Health Scottsdale, AZ
--- About Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center With more than 650 licensed patient care beds, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center is the flagship hospital within Banner Health, offering care to the community since 1911. Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, Banner Good Samaritan is a Level I trauma center as well as a teaching hospital that trains more than 220 physicians annually. Through ...
SUMMARY: Performs a variety of Nuclear Medicine exams. This employee will be responsible for successfully working with patients of all ages with a various types of medical problems. Assists the directing physician in the performance of examinations. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Setting equipment and positioning the patient for all types of Nuclear Medicine imaging procedures. Explain...
Schedule: Variable Hours: Variable Rotating Weekends Location: Northeast Methodist Hospital, 12412 Judson Road, Live Oak, TX 78233 General Statement of Duties: Responsible for the safety of the patient, keeping records as designated for quality control, quality assurance and state regulatory agencies. Insure handling, receipt, administration and disposal of radioactive materials. Essential...
At Exelon, we've got a place for you! Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstanding professionals is focused on perfo...
Exelon Corporation Pacific Grove, CA
Job Description: Company Highlights At Exelon, we've got a place for you! Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstan...
Knowledge and Skills Education: Qualified candidates must be ARRT-N or NMTCB certified through the national board of nuclear medicine.University Pointe - 7700 University Court - West Chester, OH...
At Exelon, we've got a place for you! Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstanding professionals is focused on perfo...
Performs all Nuclear Medicine and /or Pet procedures in accordance with established department policies and procedures to ensure the best possible patient care services are delivered. Participates in on-call rotation. Key Functions and Expected Performances: Performs all Nuclear Medicine and Positron Emission Tomography procedures according to established department protocols. Performs appropri...
The Nuclear Medicine Technologist, is responsible for providing age specific care, education and imaging procedures in conjunction with other members of the defined health care team. The Imaging Technologist works within safety standards and regulatory requirements: participates in QC and PI activities; maintains own clinical competency and mandatory education requirements. Ability to perform comp...
JOB DESCRIPTION: Provides quality care to the patients receiving diagnostic and interventional radiology procedures. Communicates patient needs and responses through appropriate verbal and written correspondence. Ensures documentation is complete and accurate regarding all aspects of patient care. Responsible for proper operation of imaging and specialty equipment as well as keeps abreast of uses ...
Progress Energy Inc Southport, NC
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...
At Exelon, we've got a place for you! Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstanding professionals is focused on perfo...
Advocate Healthcare & Hospitals Corp CINCINNATI, OH
To perform nuclear medicine related services utilizing radioactive materials in a manner consistent with licensing, regulatory agency and hospital standards. Accountabilities:1. Performance of nuclear medicine related services, utilizing nuclear medicine equipment and radioactive substances consistent with licensing, regulatory agency, hospital and departmental, and standards2. Performance of film...
HCA North Texas Port St Lucie, FL
SLMC- Nuclear Medicine Tech, Nuclear Medicine, PRN( Job Number: 00476-2522) Work Location :United States-Florida-Port St Lucie-St. Lucie Medical Center - Treasure Coast Schedule :PRN/Per Diem Description Nuclear Med Tech – Nuclear Medicine, PRN (.001) St. Lucie Medical Center Port St. Lucie, FL Facility Description: St. Lucie is a 229 bed acute-care, full service medical center and a l...

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Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Salaries

$47,840.00 - $87,880.00
Typical Salary for Nuclear Medicine Technologist
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Education / Training

Bachelor's
56.5%
Associates
26.1%
Certification
8.7%
Master's
6.5%
Some College Coursework Completed
2.2%
(46 Respondents)
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