Nuclear technicians work in power plants, offices, and laboratories around radioactive materials. They measure radioactive levels produced by power generation and nuclear experiments to ensure they are safe levels. They sound the alarm when levels become dangerous.
Think you have what it takes to become a nuclear technician? Nuclear Technicians rely heavily on math and science knowledge, so advanced classes are necessary. You must be safety conscious and have attention to detail to ensure that the plant is operating safely.
To be a nuclear technician, you must have a minimum associate degree and community colleges and technical schools offer such programs. When first starting a career, technicians work under the supervision of someone more experienced.
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Energy jobs offer promising opportunities, whether you are an experienced worker or just starting your career. These jobs are both challenging and rewarding and provide competitive compensation and professional growth opportunities in an industry that is stable and growing.
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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) powers the world all around us, thanks to the men and women who put STEM to work each day providing and delivering energy to our communities. Join the growing energy workforce of the 21st century.