"I have done a lot of research, and [as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist] I will be making 80-140K per year."
The source below states that the average salary for a Nuclear Medicine Technologist is ~$64K per year. (AMA quotes ~$68K with experience). Average starting wage is ~$22/hr.
More from a recent on-line discussion on the panic among 2yr NMT graduates:
"I've talked to couple to be students this year in NM, and their instructors talked to them, telling them that it is hard to find a job once they graduate, but they do not listen. They think that they will get that dream job that will pay them tons of $$$ and that is the only thing in their heads. Just look at all those posts here from to be NMT students. It does not matter what you tell them, they will not listen to you. I no longer feel sorry for them, cause if they are not listening when we are talking, one or two years from now, they are those that will be crying..."
"The market for NMT's is non-existent. How many students have not been able to find jobs? How many out of work Tech's are there? This is a serious situation...I wonder if anyone has any ideas on how to get the Tech's together. It's time to close the 2 year schools, the profession is being ruined by the over saturation of Technologist's. How do you warn potential students?"
"it is very difficult to find a nuclear med tech position . it took me 4 months to get a job. there are way too many schools out there and they are accepting way too many students."