Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
25k
Average Age
44.2
Estimated Job Growth
5.41%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$118,180
Average Male Salary
$142,844
Average Female Salary
$100,054

About

Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists was $118,180 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists by wage are Sales managers, Financial analysts, and Software developers.

Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, and 37 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists are Glassboro Borough PUMA, NJ. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists are Glassboro Borough PUMA, NJ.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, by average wage, is Offices of physicians. Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists are paid most in Kernersville Town & Clemmons Village PUMA, NC but are relatively concentrated in Glassboro Borough PUMA, NJ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$118,180
AVERAGE SALARY
± $19,056

In 2020, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists earned an average of $118,180, $62,226 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Financial analysts make somewhat more than Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists while Sales managers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.436
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.436, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, by average wage, are Offices of physicians, Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing, and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges.

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Industries by Share

25k
2020 Workforce
± 3,880
15.2%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 19.8%

The number of people employed as Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists has been growing at a rate of 15.2%, from 21,694 people in 2019 to 24,981 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists at  66.6%, followed by Offices of physicians with 14.4% and Other health care services with 7.29%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists in the US. The average age of male Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists in the workforce is 45.8 and of female Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists is 43, and the most common race/ethnicity for Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

10.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,525
14.4k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,946

57.6% of Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

66.8% of Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.3% of Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists.

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Age by Sex

45.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.99
43
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.45

The median age of Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists is 44.2, and Male employees are generally 2.85 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists is Health but a relatively high number of Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists hold a major in Science Technologies.

Majors

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Nuclear Medicine Technologists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Nuclear Medicine Technologists are expected to see a growth of 5.41% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Nuclear Medicine Technologists.
5.41%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Nuclear Medicine Technologists. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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