Nuclear Pharmacy Technician Salary:
Nuclear technicians work under the direction of pharmacist and they perform a number of important tasks. In order to become a nuclear pharmacy technician there are certain educational requirements that need to be fulfilled.
In most of the states high school diploma is required, associate or bachelor’s degree in the related field also enhances your chances of getting employment as early as possible.
In some states becoming nuclear pharmacy technician require certification. The certification can be obtained through a national certification agency and will be positive for the techs resume.
Nuclear Pharmacy Technician Salary 2011:
The nuclear pharmacy tech salary depends on qualification, certification and experience of the technician.
The minimum nuclear technician salary is $12.31 per hour, the maximum salary is $32.91 per hour and the average salary is $17.80 per hour.
The minimum nuclear pharmacy technician salary is $48,710 per year, the maximum salary is $90,650 per year and the average salary is $68,450 per year.
Time Require To Obtain Maximum Salary:
The nuclear pharmacy technicians having maximum experience gain maximum salary. The pharmacy technicians having experience of 20 years gains up to $90,650 per year and the technicians having experience of at least 5 years gains up to $48,710 per year.
What Does Nuclear Pharmacy Technician Do:
Nuclear pharmacy technician provides radiopharmaceuticals to health care centers. They also distribute daily pharmaceuticals under the supervision of licensed pharmacist.
Other duties of nuclear pharmacy technicians include counting pills and preparing labels. They usually work under the direction of a pharmacist.
They are different from usual pharmacy technicians. They usually work with radiopharmaceuticals (radioactive materials that are used in medical diagnosis).
These materials help the nuclear pharmacy technologist in diagnosis of various medical disorders. They use control methods to maintain the inventory of all the radiopharmaceuticals stored in the pharmacy.