A health physics career in medicine allows you to be on the cutting edge of disease detection and treatment.
Health physicists are a critical part of a medical organization using radiation and radioactive material. They work with other medical professionals to ensure patients obtain the best diagnosis and treatment with the smallest radiation exposure.
Requirements for the Following Positions in a Medical Setting1:
Radiation Safety Officer
Often an MS degree in health physics and a preceptor statement from a radiation safety officer who provided the training.
Certification is often highly recommended.
Often an AS or BS degree.
Average Annual Salary2: $95,000
- Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Academic medical centers (e.g., Indiana University Medical Center)
- Cleveland Clinic