Travel Nuclear Medicine Technologist Jobs

Take your radiology skills on the road and start your career as a traveling radiology professional. Join Marketplace and access a wide selection of exclusive nuclear medicine technologist travel jobs in locations across the U.S. As a professional radiology traveler, you get to experience the country and improve lives while doing what you’re passionate about.

Marketplace has everything you need when it comes to finding the perfect nuclear medicine technologist travel jobs. Here, you have the freedom to compare perks and benefits offered by staffing agencies in one place - including pay packages, 401k plans, medical, and dental insurance. So create a profile and find your next job today!

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Travel Nuclear Medicine Technologist FAQ

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for nuclear medicine technologists in the United States was $77,950 in May 2020. The lowest 10 percent of earners in this field earned less than $56,560, while the highest 10 percent earned more than $105,690.

It's important to note that salaries can vary based on a variety of factors, such as geographic location, experience level, and employer. Some nuclear medicine techs may work in hospitals, while others may work in private clinics, research facilities, or government agencies.

A nuclear med tech is a specially trained radiologic technologist trained in diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures to use imaging technology, like CT or MRI machines, and must also administer radioactive drugs to their patients that react to the radiation emitted by the machines they use. The radioactive drugs give off radiation allowing these special scanners to monitor tissues and organ functions. Different drugs are used for different types of exams as each has its own rate of absorption into the patient’s tissues. Some of these exams include: bone, MUGA and other Cardiac, PET (Positron Emission Tomography), thyroid, tumors, and renal (kidney) scans.

Physicians then interpret the images to help them diagnose the patient’s condition and determine radiation therapy treatment. When a PET Scan is used, it can detect problems on a cellular level in the body giving physicians early warning signs of complex systematic diseases like tumors, coronary artery disease, and memory disorders. Nuclear med imaging can take from 20 minutes to several hours and may be conducted over several days.

To become a nuclear medicine technologist, you'll typically need to earn an associate's or bachelor's degree in nuclear medicine technology from an accredited program. These programs typically take two to four years to complete, and will cover topics like radiation safety, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, and patient care.

Once you've completed your education, you'll need to become certified through the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). This will typically involve passing an exam and meeting other certification requirements, like completing a certain number of hours of clinical experience.

Nuclear Medicine Technologist jobs are available all across the country in a variety of healthcare facilities. Working in a travel job provides the opportunity for an nuclear medicine tech to explore different parts of the country, gain valuable career experience, and work with a wide variety of patients and facilities.

Travel Nuclear Medicine Technologist assignments are available in:

  • Hospitals

  • Clinics

  • Imaging centers

  • Research facilities

Traveling as a health professional provides a number of personal and career benefits. Nuclear medicine technologist positions provide competitive pay packages, as they are needed all across the country. This demand allows travel nuclear medicine techs to explore the country and experience any health setting from home health to acute care. Agencies also may also provide insurance benefits, travel reimbursement, housing stipends, reimbursement for licenses, and other perks depending on the contract.