In partnership with Lancaster General College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Immaculata's Health Care Sciences and Services Department offers a bachelor's degree program in allied health with a specialization in nuclear medicine technology. The nuclear medicine technologist uses radioactive materials to diagnose and treat disease. The technologist utilizes gamma cameras, uptake probes and other specialized equipment to obtain information about the structure and function of virtually every major organ system of the body.
To complete the program, students take two years of allied health and liberal arts courses at Immaculata and then apply for the 12-month Nuclear Medicine Certificate Program at Lancaster General College of Nursing and Health Sciences.Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible for the national certification exam in nuclear medicine technology.
Opportunities in this highly paid profession are expected to grow faster than the average occupation and will grow as technology advances occur. Positions are available in hospitals, freestanding medical laboratories, and physician offices.
Nuclear medicine technologists can expect to earn an average salary of $70,000 per year. With additional professional and potential management assignments, they can earn as much as $85,000 per year.
For more information about this specialty, please e-mail Sister M. Carroll Isselmann or call 610-647-4400, ext. 3119.