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Medical Dosimetrist Medical Dosimetrists use 3D modeling to determine the best way to administer radiation therapy without exposing the patient to unnecessary amounts of radiation. 400 $86,500 A 4-year college degree preferred in physical sciences; after college, must complete a 1- to 2-year Medical Dosimetry program with clinical training; must pass an exam and fulfill continuing education requirements in order to obtain certification by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board. Bachelor's
Nuclear Medicine Technologist Nuclear Medicine Technologists use a special category of radioactive drugs to help identify patient diseases within the body to aid treatment. $79,590 Associate’s degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology or Bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology, Medical Imaging Sciences, or Clinical Laboratory Science preferred; New Jersey Licensed Radiologic Technician (NJLRT [N]) certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists required. Bachelor's
Radiation Therapist Radiation Therapists, under the direction of a radiologist, provide radiation therapy to patients, record their treatment programs, and prepare proper equipment and devices for treatment. 390 $92,260 Associate’s degree in Radiation Therapy required, Bachelor’s degree in Radiation Therapy preferred; New Jersey Licensed Radiologic Technician (NJLRT [RT]) certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists required. Bachelor's
Radiologic Technologist/Technician Radiologic Technicians operate mobile x-ray equipment, set up the machinery to record images of the patient, and process the images taken. 6,240 $62,350 Must be registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and New Jersey Licensed Radiologic Technician (NJLRT [R]) certified; must pass courses in anatomy, patient positioning, exam techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, radiation protection, and basic patient care; training is offered through hospitals, community colleges, universities, vocational-technical schools, and the U.S. Armed Forces. High school/ vocational technical school