Health Science

Nuclear Medicine Technology - Certificate

Nuclear Medicine Technologists (NMTs) are trained in the safe handling and administration of radioactive pharmaceuticals for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. They work closely with radiologists who specialize in nuclear medicine to provide clinical information needed for patient diagnosis and treatment. Nuclear Medicine Technologists prepare radioactive drugs and administer them to patients who are undergoing scans; these radio-pharmaceuticals cause abnormal areas of the body to appear different from normal areas in the images.

Graduates of HGTC's Nuclear Medicine Technology program are eligible to take the ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologist) certification exam in Nuclear Medicine and the NMTCB (Nuclear MedicineTechnology Control Board) certification exam.

Credit Requirements: 39 semester credit hours

Career Outlook

There are more than 13,000 NMT positions throughout the country. After further study in nuclear medicine, you may advance to positions such as chief technologist, research technologist, or educator. NMTs find employment in the following settings:

  • Hospitals
  • Universities
  • Medical clinics
  • Imaging clinics
  • Research centers
For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

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Employers of HGTC Alumni Include:

  • Grand Strand Regional Medical Center
  • Waccamaw Community Hospital
  • Georgetown Hospital System
  • Conway Medical Center
  • McLeod Regional Medical Center
  • Loris Community Hospital
  • Carolinas Hospital System - Marion
  • Brunswick Community Hospital

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