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Radiation Protection Technicians

Overview

Radiation protection technicians, also known as health physics technicians and nuclear technicians, monitor radiation levels, protect workers, and decontaminate radioactive areas. They work under the supervision of nuclear scientists, engineers, or power plant managers and are trained in the applications of nuclear and radiation physics to detect, measure, and identify different kinds of nuclear radiation. They possess knowledge of federal regulations and permissible levels of radiation.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Hands On

Scientific

Technical

Career Ladder
Radiation Expert/Consultant, or Nuclear Engineer, or Nuclear Physicist

Supervisor

Radiation Protection Technologist

Radiation Protection Technician

Radiation Monitor or Instrument Calibration Technician

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