Tennessee Nuclear Medicine Technician Salary - TN

Salaries for Nuclear Medicine Technologists in Tennessee

Many students decide to enter the field of nuclear medicine technology because of the rosy future it has. According to the U.S. Government’s Department of Labor, the number of job opportunities in the field is expected to increase by an astronomical 16% between the years 2008 and 2018. This unprecedented growth is attracting more and more to this growing health care profession. Within the state of Tennessee, potential opportunities for employment for educated nuclear medicine technologists exist at facilities like Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Memorial Hospital, Jackson-Madison County General Hospital and Nashville's Baptist Hospital.

The median national salary for nuclear medicine technologists in the United States is $67,910, according to the Department of Labor. The average nuclear medicine technologist salary in Tennessee is near that figure, at $61,650.  The Department of Labor says that there were 610 nuclear medicine technologists employed within Tennessee in May 2009. Depending upon the area of the state, educational background of workers in that area, population of the area, and medical facilities present in the area, salaries may fluctuate. This is evident when you glance at the salary figures (provided by indeed.com) from some of the largest metropolitan areas in Tennessee for nuclear medicine technologists working in those cities:

Memphis:  $54,000
Nashville:  $58,000
Knoxville:  $62,000
Chattanooga:  $55,000
Clarksville:  $59,000
Murfreesboro:  $58,000

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