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Nuclear Medicine Technologists

ANZSCO ID 251213

Overview

All Medical Imaging Professionals

  • $2,354 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Nuclear Medicine Technologists

  • 710 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 76% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 34 years Average age
  • 68% female Gender Share

Nuclear Medicine Technologists perform or assist in performing diagnostic examinations using radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals, and administer radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals for therapeutic purposes under the direction of Specialist Medical Practitioners.

You need a bachelor degree in nuclear medicine to work as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Tasks
  • Receives referrals to perform medical imaging and radiation treatment.
  • Determines equipment and selects settings to provide the information requested by medical practitioners.
  • Calculates details of procedures such as length and intensity of exposure to radiation, size and strength of dosage of isotopes and settings of recording equipment.
  • Explains procedures to patients and answers queries about processes.
  • Ensures patient's welfare during procedures.
  • Positions patients, screens and equipment preparatory to procedures.
  • Decides if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes and selects images to show medical practitioners.
  • Conveys findings of procedures to medical practitioners.

Prospects

Pathways

You need a bachelor degree in nuclear medicine to work as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Registration with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia is required.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Medical Imaging Professionals who are caring and empathetic and can work well in a team, with the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    79% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. Biology

    61% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  3. Chemistry

    60% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  4. Computers and electronics

    59% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  5. Mathematics

    58% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Physics

    55% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  7. Medicine and dentistry

    55% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  8. English language

    54% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  9. Psychology

    52% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  10. Education and training

    51% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  11. Clerical

    50% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  12. Public safety and security

    46% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  13. Administration and management

    37% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  14. Law and government

    33% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  15. Engineering and technology

    32% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  16. Production and processing

    29% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  17. Communications and media

    26% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  18. Sociology and anthropology

    26% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  19. Mechanical

    22% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  20. Telecommunications

    22% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    54% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  3. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  5. Social perceptiveness

    52% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Monitoring

    50% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  7. Science

    50% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  8. Writing

    48% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  10. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  12. Active learning

    45% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  13. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  14. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  15. Learning strategies

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  16. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  17. Time management

    43% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  18. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  19. Operation monitoring

    41% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  20. Operation and control

    39% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Near vision

    59% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  3. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  5. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  6. Written comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Written expression

    52% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Deductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Inductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  10. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  14. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  15. Control precision

    43% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  17. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  18. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  19. Working with numbers

    43% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  20. Brainstorming

    41% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Helping and caring for others

    77% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    74% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    71% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  4. Working with the public

    66% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  5. Handling and moving objects

    65% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  6. Looking for changes over time

    65% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  7. Building good relationships

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    61% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  9. Checking compliance with standards

    61% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  10. Controlling equipment or machines

    61% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    60% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  12. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  13. Collecting and organising information

    59% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  14. Documenting or recording information

    57% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  15. Making decisions and solving problems

    56% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  16. Working with computers

    56% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  17. Researching and investigating

    55% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  18. Coordinating the work of a team

    54% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  19. Doing physically active work

    47% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  20. Explaining things to people

    46% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-2033.00 - Nuclear Medicine Technologists.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Radiation

    100% Important

    Be exposed to radiation.

  2. Contact with people

    97% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  3. Telephone

    96% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Disease or infection

    94% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    93% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Contact with the public

    93% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Frequent decision making

    89% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    89% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Physically close to people

    88% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  11. Consequence of error

    88% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  12. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Indoors, heat controlled

    87% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  14. Unstructured work

    86% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  15. Impact of decisions

    85% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Time pressure

    82% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  17. Electronic mail

    81% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  18. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    79% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  19. Lead or coordinate a team

    78% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  20. Competition

    77% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Relationships

    90% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  2. Support

    81% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  3. Achievement

    76% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  4. Working conditions

    76% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  5. Independence

    71% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  6. Recognition

    62% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Analytical

    90% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  2. Practical

    86% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  3. Helping

    57% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Administrative

    52% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  6. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-2033.00 - Nuclear Medicine Technologists.

All Medical Imaging Professionals

  • $2,354 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Nuclear Medicine Technologists

  • 710 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 76% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 34 years Average age
  • 68% female Gender Share

Nuclear Medicine Technologists perform or assist in performing diagnostic examinations using radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals, and administer radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals for therapeutic purposes under the direction of Specialist Medical Practitioners.

You need a bachelor degree in nuclear medicine to work as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Tasks
  • Receives referrals to perform medical imaging and radiation treatment.
  • Determines equipment and selects settings to provide the information requested by medical practitioners.
  • Calculates details of procedures such as length and intensity of exposure to radiation, size and strength of dosage of isotopes and settings of recording equipment.
  • Explains procedures to patients and answers queries about processes.
  • Ensures patient's welfare during procedures.
  • Positions patients, screens and equipment preparatory to procedures.
  • Decides if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes and selects images to show medical practitioners.
  • Conveys findings of procedures to medical practitioners.

You need a bachelor degree in nuclear medicine to work as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Registration with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia is required.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Employers look for Medical Imaging Professionals who are caring and empathetic and can work well in a team, with the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    79% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. Biology

    61% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  3. Chemistry

    60% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  4. Computers and electronics

    59% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  5. Mathematics

    58% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Physics

    55% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  7. Medicine and dentistry

    55% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  8. English language

    54% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  9. Psychology

    52% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  10. Education and training

    51% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  11. Clerical

    50% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  12. Public safety and security

    46% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  13. Administration and management

    37% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  14. Law and government

    33% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  15. Engineering and technology

    32% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  16. Production and processing

    29% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  17. Communications and media

    26% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  18. Sociology and anthropology

    26% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  19. Mechanical

    22% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  20. Telecommunications

    22% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    54% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  3. Speaking

    54% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  5. Social perceptiveness

    52% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Monitoring

    50% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  7. Science

    50% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  8. Writing

    48% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  10. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  12. Active learning

    45% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  13. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  14. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  15. Learning strategies

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  16. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  17. Time management

    43% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  18. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  19. Operation monitoring

    41% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  20. Operation and control

    39% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Near vision

    59% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  3. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  5. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  6. Written comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Written expression

    52% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Deductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Inductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  10. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  14. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  15. Control precision

    43% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  17. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  18. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  19. Working with numbers

    43% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  20. Brainstorming

    41% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Helping and caring for others

    77% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    74% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    71% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  4. Working with the public

    66% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  5. Handling and moving objects

    65% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  6. Looking for changes over time

    65% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  7. Building good relationships

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    61% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  9. Checking compliance with standards

    61% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  10. Controlling equipment or machines

    61% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    60% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  12. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  13. Collecting and organising information

    59% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  14. Documenting or recording information

    57% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  15. Making decisions and solving problems

    56% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  16. Working with computers

    56% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  17. Researching and investigating

    55% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  18. Coordinating the work of a team

    54% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  19. Doing physically active work

    47% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  20. Explaining things to people

    46% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-2033.00 - Nuclear Medicine Technologists.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Radiation

    100% Important

    Be exposed to radiation.

  2. Contact with people

    97% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  3. Telephone

    96% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Disease or infection

    94% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    93% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Contact with the public

    93% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Frequent decision making

    89% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    89% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Physically close to people

    88% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  11. Consequence of error

    88% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  12. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Indoors, heat controlled

    87% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  14. Unstructured work

    86% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  15. Impact of decisions

    85% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Time pressure

    82% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  17. Electronic mail

    81% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  18. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    79% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  19. Lead or coordinate a team

    78% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  20. Competition

    77% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Relationships

    90% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  2. Support

    81% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  3. Achievement

    76% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  4. Working conditions

    76% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  5. Independence

    71% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  6. Recognition

    62% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Analytical

    90% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  2. Practical

    86% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  3. Helping

    57% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Administrative

    52% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  6. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-2033.00 - Nuclear Medicine Technologists.
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