How to Become a Nuclear Medicine Technologist in Texas – TX
Nuclear Medicine Technologist Careers in Texas
Living in the state of Texas, you have many options of lifestyles. In this vast landscape, you have plenty of room to live on a sprawling ranch, or if you prefer, a townhouse in the city for a more urban way of life. Texas has well preserved historical culture from its early years, and state of the art modern amenities in larger cities. Outdoor recreation abounds in Texas. With its many lakes, ponds and coastlines--fishing, boating, sailing and other water sports are year-round activities here. There are also many places to ride horses and off-road vehicles. Life in Texas for the student of Nuclear Medicine Technology should present you with a wide variety of lifestyle and job opportunities.
Nuclear Medical Radiologic Technologists must be state certified in order to practice in Texas.
How do I become certified in Texas?
Applicants of Nuclear Medicine Technologist in Texas will have the following requirements
- Be a graduate of an accredited radiologic technology program.
- Apply for a temporary certificate through the Texas Department of State Health Services. This temporary certificate then allows you to apply for the state approved exam. You will need to submit all required information. Among the requirements is a list of supporting documentation you will need to submit.
- Apply for the exam to receive your general certificate. The Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) examination or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) are the two approved exam administrators.
- Pass the test and receive notification from the or the NMTCB of your exam results.
- Receive your general certification from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Note: You may apply for the temporary certificate as early as 28 days from the day you will graduate from your program.