Nuclear Monitoring Technicians

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What do they do?

Collect and test samples to monitor results of nuclear experiments and contamination of humans, facilities, and environment.

Also known as:

Chemistry Technician, Health Physics Technician (HP Tech), Nuclear Chemistry Technician, Radiation / Chemistry Technician, Radiation Control Technician (Radcon Technician), Radiation Protection Specialist (RP Specialist), Radiation Protection Technician (RPT), Radiation Technician, Radiochemical Technician, Senior Health Physics Technician, Senior Radiation Protection Technician

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Nuclear Technicians in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Nuclear Technicians is projected to Decline 3 percent from 2018 to 2028

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • -3.9%

    Percent Change

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  • 900

    Annual Projected Job Openings

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Nuclear Monitoring Technicians:

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (2.5%)
  • Master's degree (6%)
  • Bachelor's degree (22%)
  • Associate's degree (19.5%)
  • Some college, no degree (27.3%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (17.7%)
  • Less than high school diploma (5%)

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People in this career often have these skills:

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Communicate safety or hazard information to others.
  • Measure radiation levels.
  • Train personnel in technical or scientific procedures.
  • Collect environmental data or samples.
  • Analyze environmental data.
  • Record research or operational data.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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