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Health Physics/Radiation Safety Tech

Career Overview

Collect data on work environments for analysis by occupational health and safety specialists. Implement and conduct evaluation of programs designed to limit chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic risks to workers.

Career Outlook

Projections 2022-2030

New job opportunities are likely in the future. With a
9% Percent change.

2020 Employment


2030 Employment


What training is needed?

People starting in this career usually have:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • No work experience
  • 1 to 12 months on-the-job training

Programs that can prepare you for this career are:
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
  • Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality
  • Process Safety Technology/Technician

What does a typical day look like?

  • Test facilities for environmental hazards.
  • Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use.
  • Maintain medical laboratory equipment.
  • Prepare official health documents or records.
  • Protect patients or staff members using safety equipment.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2055370
Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.