Nuclear Technicians Job Description video

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Nuclear technology is a new field, but it already has a wide range of applications. So Nuclear technicians work in a variety of places, for the military…the government…public utilities…private companies…universities and hospitals. Some have four year science and math degrees, others have two years of specialized training, earning an associates degree in applied science. On the job, nuclear technicians operate nuclear test and research equipment, monitor radiation, or assist nuclear engineers and physicists in research. They might operate remote control equipment to manipulate radioactive materials, or materials to be exposed to radioactivity. Safety procedures must be carefully followed, to ensure the risk of exposure to radiation stays low. Often, nuclear processes require round-the-clock attendance, so night and weekend work is common. But the workplace is—by necessity—clean and orderly. And the work itself can be very important to individuals, communities, even nations.

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