Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

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2019 Workforce
25.3k
Average Age
45.1
Estimated Job Growth
5.41%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$124,042
Average Male Salary
$136,628
Average Female Salary
$112,836

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 $124,042 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists by wage are Economists, Podiatrists, and Sales managers.

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 . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists are .

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 Outpatient care centers. Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$124,042
AVERAGE SALARY
± $19,488

In 2019, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists earned an average of $124,042, $68,518 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Economists 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

0.434
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.434, 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

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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, by number of employees, are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, Offices of physicians, and Other health care services.

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Highest Paying

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

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Industries by Share

25.3k
2019 Workforce
± 3,904
−13.7%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 24.4%

The number of people employed as Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists has been declining at a rate of −13.7%, from 29,303 people in 2018 to 25,284 people in 2019.

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  60.2%, followed by Offices of physicians with 16.3% and Other health care services with 7.59%.

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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 45.7 and of female Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists is 44.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

11.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,679
13.4k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,839

52.9% of Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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. White (Hispanic)

69.5% of Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.3% 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 Gender

45.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.94
44.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.82

The median age of Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists is 45.1, and Male employees are generally 1.15 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 Health.

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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