Increasing use of radiation and radioactive materials in today’s world has created demand for nuclear technicians especially in Janesville and Beloit, Wisconsin where the Department of Energy Nuclear Security Administration has approved Shine Medical Technologies and NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, Inc. to build production plants in the next 2-3 years.
The Nuclear Technology Associate’s Degree program offers students a unique opportunity to obtain the specialized training to work with radioactive materials. In addition to being a high demand field, it also pays extremely well. In fact, according to the Department of Labor website, the median starting salary for this field in 2015 was $38.59 per hour! It’s also an excellent springboard for a four-year degree in health physics and radiation safety.