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Nuclear monitoring technicians monitor the radiation levels of nuclear power plants
Nuclear Tech
Want to be part of the future of Clean Energy?
Why Should You Consider This Career?

Nuclear is cool again! Work in one of the cleanest green energy fields. You get to wear cool lab coats. Manage one of the most powerful elements on earth and provide power to full cities

TYPICAL SALARY
$80k
That's $3,300 per weekly paycheck
CAREER OUTLOOK
Growing
That's 2000 new jobs in Utah per year (30% growth)
Less Physical                                         More Physical
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Less Training                                          More Training
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More Structure                                     Less Structure
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ALTERNATIVE JOB TITLES:
Health Physics Technician (HP Tech), Nuclear Chemistry Technician, Radiation Control Technician (Radcon Technician), Radiation Protection Specialist (RP Specialist), Radiation Protection Technician (RPT), Radiation Technician, Radiochemical Technician
At A Glance in US
2028 JOB GROWTH
Wage loader
398,000 (35%)
SALARY RANGE
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AVG. JOBS / YEAR
398,000 (35%)
TIME TO JOURNEYMAN
398,000 (35%)
ALTERNATIVE JOB TITLES:
Health Physics Technician (HP Tech), Nuclear Chemistry Technician, Radiation Control Technician (Radcon Technician), Radiation Protection Specialist (RP Specialist), Radiation Protection Technician (RPT), Radiation Technician, Radiochemical Technician
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Your Typical Day:

  • Brief workers on radiation levels in work areas.
  • Calculate safe radiation exposure times for personnel using plant contamination readings and prescribed safe levels of radiation.
  • Monitor personnel to determine the amounts and intensities of radiation exposure.
  • Inform supervisors when individual exposures or area radiation levels approach maximum permissible limits.
  • Provide initial response to abnormal events or to alarms from radiation monitoring equipment.
  • Determine intensities and types of radiation in work areas, equipment, or materials, using radiation detectors or other instruments.
  • Instruct personnel in radiation safety procedures and demonstrate use of protective clothing and equipment.
  • Collect samples of air, water, gases, or solids to determine radioactivity levels of contamination.
  • Analyze samples, such as air or water samples, for contaminants or other elements.
  • Determine or recommend radioactive decontamination procedures, according to the size and nature of equipment and the degree of contamination.
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Wages in the US:

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56.1
Per Hour Base Income
$TBD
Total Compensation
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Your Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Advise others on management of emergencies or hazardous situations or materials.
  • Set up laboratory or field equipment.
  • Calibrate scientific or technical equipment.
  • Maintain laboratory or technical equipment.
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Knowledge You Will Learn

  • Mathematics

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 57/100

  • Physics

Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub-atomic structures and processes. 57/100

  • Public Safety and Security

Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. 54/100

  • Chemistry

Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods. 52/100

  • English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. 51/100

  • Computers and Electronics

Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. 50/100

  • Education and Training

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. 45/100

  • Mechanical

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. 43/100

  • Customer and Personal Service

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 38/100

  • Law and Government

Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process. 37/100

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Tools of the Trade

  • Radiation detectors
  • Respirators
  • Dosimeters
  • Spectrometers
  • Gamma counters
  • Frequency analyzers
  • Calorimeters
  • Liquid scintillation counters
  • Electron microscopes
  • Geiger counters
  • Beta gauge measuring systems
  • Cryostats
  • Protective coveralls
  • Respiration air supplying self contained breathing apparatus or accessories
  • Protective gloves
  • Ion analyzers
  • Portable data input terminals
  • Ionization chambers
  • Footwear covers
  • Industrial nucleonic moisture measuring systems
  • Atomic absorption AA spectrometers
  • Desktop computers
  • Air samplers or collectors
  • Personal computers
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