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14 Jobs Most Likely To Often Require Being Exposed To Radiation

by Noah Smith
Wednesday, March 23, 2016



The jobs most likely to often require being exposed to radiation are listed below.

Nuclear medicine technologists
Nuclear medicine technologists prepare, administer, and measure radioactive isotopes in therapeutic, diagnostic, and tracer studies using a variety of radioisotope equipment. Prepare stock solutions of radioactive materials and calculate doses to be administered by radiologists. Subject patients to radiation. Execute blood volume, red cell survival, and fat absorption studies following standard laboratory techniques.
Median Annual Salary: $68,560 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 16.33%

Veterinary technologists and technicians
Veterinary technologists and technicians perform medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. Prepare vaccines and serums for prevention of diseases. Prepare tissue samples, take blood samples, and execute laboratory tests, such as urinalysis and blood counts. Clean and sterilize instruments and materials and maintain equipment and machines. They may also assist a veterinarian during surgery.
Median Annual Salary: $29,710 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 35.77%

Dental hygienists
Dental hygienists clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. They may also educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.
Median Annual Salary: $68,250 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 36.14%

Cardiovascular technologists and technicians
Cardiovascular technologists and technicians conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic purposes. They may also conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity, and similar tests. Includes vascular technologists.
Median Annual Salary: $49,410 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 24.06%

Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers
Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers feed, water, and examine pets and other nonfarm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics. Clean and disinfect cages and work areas, and sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment. They may also provide routine post-operative care, administer medication orally or topically, or prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists.
Median Annual Salary: $22,040 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 22.77%

Surgical technologists
Surgical technologists assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. They may also help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.
Median Annual Salary: $39,920 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 25.32%

Radiologic technologists and technicians
Radiologic technologists and technicians .
Median Annual Salary: $53,240 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 17.23%

Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers
Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing, multi-engine aircraft, usually on scheduled air carrier routes, for the transport of passengers and cargo. Requires Federal Air Transport certificate and rating for specific aircraft type used. Includes regional, National, and international airline pilots and flight instructors of airline pilots.
Median Annual Salary: $103,210 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 8.37%

Dental assistants
Dental assistants assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.
Median Annual Salary: $33,470 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 35.75%

Podiatrists
Podiatrists diagnose and treat diseases and deformities of the human foot.
Median Annual Salary: $118,030 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 8.98%

Nuclear power reactor operators
Nuclear power reactor operators operate or control nuclear reactors. Move control rods, start and stop equipment, monitor and adjust controls, and record data in logs. Implement emergency procedures when needed. They may also respond to abnormalities, determine cause, and recommend corrective action.
Median Annual Salary: $75,650 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 18.91%

Nuclear engineers
Nuclear engineers conduct research on nuclear engineering projects or apply principles and theory of nuclear science to problems concerned with release, control, and use of nuclear energy and nuclear waste disposal.
Median Annual Salary: $99,920 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 10.95%

Respiratory therapists
Respiratory therapists assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders. Assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including the supervision of respiratory therapy technicians. Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures; maintain patient records; and select, assemble, check, and operate equipment.
Median Annual Salary: $54,280 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 20.9%

Radiation therapists
Radiation therapists provide radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by a radiologist according to established practices and standards. Duties may include reviewing prescription and diagnosis; acting as liaison with physician and supportive care personnel; preparing equipment, such as immobilization, treatment, and protection devices; and maintaining records, reports, and files. They may also assist in dosimetry procedures and tumor localization.
Median Annual Salary: $74,980 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 27.1%
 

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