Nuclear medicine technologists operate equipment that creates images of areas of a patient’s body. They prepare radioactive drugs and administer them to patients. The radioactive drugs cause abnormal areas of the body to appear different from normal areas in the images.
- Education Requirements: Associate’s degree
- Soft Skills: Ability to use technology, analytical skills and compassion
- Average Annual Salary: $74,300
- 3 in state schools: Oregon Institute of Technology (Klamath Falls, OR), Oregon Health and Science University (Portland, OR) , Portland Community College (Portland, OR)
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