Nuclear Monitoring Technicians

General Information

Description

Collect and test samples to monitor results of nuclear experiments and contamination of humans, facilities, and environment.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of nuclear technicians is projected to decline 12 percent from 2020 to 2030. Despite declining employment, about 700 openings for nuclear technicians are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$84,190

State-by-state Salary

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$115,700
$65,680
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Associate's degree 29%
  • High school 27%
  • Post-secondary certificate 16%
  • Bachelor's degree 15%
  • Some college 11%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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