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Nuclear Medicine Technology Program

Nuclear Medicine TechnologistWhy Choose Nuclear Medicine Technology?

Nuclear Medicine Technology uses radioactive medications to image organs and tissues in the human body. Nuclear MedicineTechnologists are responsible for preparing and administering the medications to patients undergoing Nuclear Medicine tests, and operate the sophisticated scanners used to perform the imaging. 

 The program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology. The program combines general education and specialized courses with clinical training.

For more information, please contact the program coordinator, Tim Vander Laan at [email protected] or 616-643-5751. You can also visit the Ferris - Grand Rapids Nuclear Medicine Program webpage.

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Career Opportunities

Almost 8 out of 10 jobs are in hospitals. The rest are in specialized settings including imaging centers, radiopharmacies, and manufacturers. The national median annual base salary of full-time nuclear medicine technologists was $77,950 in 2019.

Admission Requirements

Students must first complete certain qualifying courses that can be taken at Ferris or the equivalent courses taken elsewhere. Students then complete the professional sequence of the program which is only offered at the Ferris - Grand Rapids campus. Pre-professional advisors will assist students while they take the required qualifying courses.

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More Information

College of Health Professions
Ferris State University
200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2740
Phone: 231-591-2270
Email: [email protected]

American Society of Radiologic Technologists
15000 Central Ave., SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123-3917
https://www.asrt.org

The Society of Nuclear Medicine-Technologist Section
1850 Samuel Morse Drive
Reston, VA 22090
https://www.snmmi.org

For information on certification:

Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board
3558 Habersham at Northlake, Building I
Tucker, GA 30084
https://www.nmtcb.org

Information on program accreditation:

Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
2000 W. Danforth Road, Suite 130, #203
Edmond, OK  73003
https://www.jrcnmt.org