A nuclear medicine technologist performs or assists in performing diagnostic examinations using radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals, and administers radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals for therapeutic purposes under the direction of specialist Medical Practitioners. Registration or licensing is required in Australia. A nuclear medicine technologist is a Skill Level 1 occupation.
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The job of a nuclear medicine technologist in Australia is to operate X-ray and other radiation producing and imaging equipment for diagnostic, monitoring and treatment purposes under the direction of Radiologists and other Medical Practitioners.
Most occupations in the nuclear medicine technologist unit group (Group 2512) have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing is required in Australia as a nuclear medicine technologist.
Occupations within the Medicine Technologist Group
Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same nuclear medicine technologist group, if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL, the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.
Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.
The average salary for a Nuclear Medicine Technologist in Australia is $ 117,973 for male employees and $ 72,511 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 45.0 Females: 42.1 Persons: 42.6
Source: www.abs.gov.au (Group 2512) Medical imaging professionals - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016
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