Help me decide between becoming an RN or a Nuclear Medicine Technologist
January 23, 2014 4:24 PM Subscribe
Are you, or is someone you know, a Nuclear Medicine Technologist? Can you tell me more about the field, about your day-to-day duties, and your quality of life?
posted by Pizzarina Sbarro to Work & Money (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm 26 and I have a BA in a social science discipline; I'm not finding that my degree has opened the door to many lucrative careers, so I decided to go back to school in Fall of 2013. I'm currently taking classes at a local college to fulfill the prerequisites for their Registered Nursing program, but the program is highly sought-after and has a long wait list. Many of the courses I'm currently taking also fulfill prerequisites for application to their Nuclear Medicine Technology program, which does NOT have a long wait list, but I know next to nothing about nuclear medicine aside from what I've read on the school's website, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics career profile.
Also, I know many Registered Nurses that I can ask for advice on what to expect from nursing school and from life as a nurse, but I've never met a Nuclear Medicine Technologist, so I'm very curious to hear more about the career; the type of stuff that you wouldn't find on the BLS website or in a college brochure. Are you pleased with your career choice? Was it easy for you to find employment? Have there been any downsides to your training/career that you didn't anticipate?
Thank you very much in advance!