Other Employment-Related Information
Health Physics Salary Information
The Health Physics Society performs an annual voluntary salary survey of its members. In addition, the American Academy of Health Physics (AAHP) performs an annual voluntary salary survey of Certified Health Physicists (CHP). A CHP is an individual who meets the requirements for certification by the American Board of Health Physics (ABHP). The AAHP and ABHP are organizations wholly independent from the Health Physics Society.
Human Capital Crisis in Health Physics
A projected shortfall in sufficiently educated radiation safety professionals has placed a burden on industries using radiation to support our nation's energy, security, and health needs. This national shortage is primarily due to a lack of funding of academic research and educational health physics programs. Another concern is the anticipated large number of radiation safety personnel who will reach retirement age in the near future.