PET/CT technologists have a wide variety of alternative career paths available, including:
Senior staff technologist in PET/CT
Research PET/CT technologist
Technology program educator
Chief PET/CT technologist
Team leader, lead or supervisor
Industry sales representative, technical specialist
An Exciting Future
Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) will continue to be a field at the forefront of modern clinical medicine and technological development. The future has never been brighter thanks to:
The development of new positron emission tomography radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
Promising research and development of cancer-detecting and cancer-killing agents, such as genetically engineered antibodies
The expanding clinical use of PET/CT in an effort to discover other possibilities of studying biochemistry and metabolism within living tissues.
The PET/CT program affords students with opportunities to combine a solid education with career studies. As the field of PET/CT continues to develop and equipment becomes more sophisticated, students who posses the correct technical skills, along with the broad educational background, will continue to be in demand throughout the world.
A Variety of Opportunities
PET/CT technologists work in a wide variety of clinical settings, such as
University-affiliated teaching hospitals and medical centers
Outpatient imaging facilities
- Public health institutions
- Education - as faculty, clinical instructor or program educator
Government and private research institutes
Salaries in PET/CT are very good. Salaries tend to vary with geographic regions and cost of living.