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Radiation Protection Technicians
The Nuclear Energy Institute reports that there are 104 nuclear power plants licensed to operate in 31 states of the United States. Due to the continuing need to make these facilities as safe and efficient as possible, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts job growth in this field that is faster than the average for all occupations through 2018. In an effort to offset the effects of rising costs to the public for energy obtained from traditional resources, some government officials are calling for the construction of new nuclear power plants and the relicensing of existing ones. If these plants are constructed and existing plants are relicensed, radiation protection technicians will enjoy increased employment opportunities.