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Nuclear medicine technologists
Description: Nuclear medicine technologists give radioactive drugs to patients. These drugs help doctors diagnose and treat diseases. Using a camera, the technologist follows the drug as it enters the patient's body and records the drug's effects. Technologists must keep accurate, detailed patient records. Technologists must be careful to keep from being exposed to too much radiation. They wear badges that measure radiation levels.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $28,001 to $50,000 per year


There are 30 math topics Nuclear medicine technologists need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Ratio and Proportion
Customary Measurement
Metric Measurement
Measurement Conversion
Basic Probability
Basic Statistics
Statistical Graphing
Powers and Roots
Negative Numbers
Scientific Notation
Basic Problem Solving
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Linear Equations
Algebraic Representation
Basic Terminology
Angle Measurement
Geometric Mean
Make/Use 3D Drawings
Second-Year Algebra / Trigonometry
Advanced Statistics
Other Topics
Basic Calculator Use
Computer Use
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math
Mathematical Modeling