Medical Dosimetrists:

Generate radiation treatment plans, develop radiation dose calculations, communicate and supervise the treatment plan implementation, and consult with members of radiation oncology team.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $46,890.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 4,870
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 7.95 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Technology and Tool Usage
Following Directions
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Customer Service
Math Application
Work Ethic

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze medical or health data
Calculate numerical data for medical activities
Calculate medical diagnostic test results
Calculate medicine dosages
Examine patients
Interpret medical laboratory test results
Calculate radiation dosages following physician's prescription
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Evaluate worker exposure to hazardous or dangerous conditions
Examine test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment
Calculate prescription dosages following physician's prescription
Analyze patient activity to determine progress
Perform medical research
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Interpret x-ray images
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform engineering research
Take vital signs
Analyze engineering design problems
Analyze engineering data
Conduct patient assessments
Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals
Analyze test data
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Provide scientific or technical research assistance
Analyze medical laboratory findings
Conduct physical examinations
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Perform environmental assessment
Analyze environmental data
Analyze ecosystem data
Examine biological specimens
Interpret psychological test results
Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Analyze quantitative data to determine effectiveness of treatments or therapies
Examine evidence and medical data to determine cause of death
Measure the physical or physiological attributes of patients
Monitor chemical action of substances
Analyze blood samples
Analyze biological samples
Analyze physical or environmental survey data
Evaluate impact of regulations or laws
Interpret laws or legislation
Analyze chemical or biological data
Analyze chemical compounds or substances
Analyze cellular, molecular, or biological compounds
Determine regulatory limitations on project
Appraise environmental impact of regulations or policies
Analyze effectiveness of safety systems or procedures
Interpret aerial photographs
Analyze laboratory specimens to detect abnormalities or other problems
Analyze biological material samples
Isolate microorganisms
Perform biological testing
Analyze geological samples
Determine energy consumption of systems, structures, appliances, or devices
Analyze operational data to evaluate operations, processes, or products

Assisting and Caring for Others

Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Position patients for treatment or examination
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Administer medical substances for imaging or other procedures
Administer radioactive isotopes
Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Employ preventative procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Administer cancer treatments
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Conduct medical x-rays
Identify patient's current and past drug history
Create advanced digital images of patients using computer imaging systems
Conduct invasive medical diagnostic assessments
Treat medical condition of patient
Develop medical treatment plans
Conduct medical tests
Give medications or immunizations
Administer non-intravenous medications
Test patient nervous system functioning
Test patient heart functioning
Test patient lung functioning
Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions
Administer medical injections
Develop patient therapy programs
Test patient vision
Perform medical surgery
Perform minor surgery
Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries
Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments
Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities
Treat chronic diseases or disorders
Develop treatment plans that use non-medical therapies
Assist practitioners in examining, evaluating, or treating patients
Standardize drug dosages
Administer anesthetics or sedatives
Perform emergency medical procedures
Develop exercise or conditioning programs
Administer enemas, irrigations, or douches to patients
Assist patients in performing breathing exercises
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Assist practitioners to perform medical procedures

Getting Information

Read operating, service, or repair manuals
Review engineering data or reports
Research engineering designs or applications
Interpret information from diagrams, blueprints, schematics, or technical drawings
Gather information from doctor's prescription
Interview patients to gather medical information
Gather medical information from patient histories
Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals
Conduct nuclear research
Collect clinical research data
Investigate environmental impact of projects and activities
Review engineering codes and specifications
Review Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) related codes and specifications
Research energy production, use, or conservation
Survey land or properties
Determine effects of pollution
Review maps to determine location or routes
Review construction blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements
Conduct medical laboratory tests
Collect engineering data
Conduct climatological research
Research impact of environmental conservation initiatives
Collect statistical data
Research medical or health improvement issues
Research environmental impact of industrial or development activities
Review industrial, production, or manufacturing codes and specifications
Conduct clinical investigations
Conduct medical laboratory research or experiments
Collect scientific or technical data
Study structure or properties of submicroscopic matter
Conduct interviews to gather scientific or research-based information
Interview witnesses, suspects, or claimants
Study development of microscopic organisms
Conduct biological field research
Conduct biological research
Conduct vivisection for scientific research
Monitor environmental impacts of production or development activities
Research human or animal disease or parasites
Examine characteristics or behavior of living organisms
Study plant development
Conduct interviews to gather information about business operations
Review laws for understanding and application
Research microbiological or chemical processes or structures
Analyze adaptability of species to new environmental conditions
Identify laws or court decisions relevant to pending cases

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Employ radiation safety procedures
Implement sanitation practices in health care settings
Protect patients or staff members using safety equipment
Follow safety procedures and regulations in medical or medical support environments
Follow safety procedures and regulations in industrial, production, or manufacturing environments
Implement pollution control techniques
Implement air quality control measures
Employ statistical process control procedures
Handle infectious materials safely according to procedures
Determine methods to minimize environmental impact of activities
Implement health or sanitation standards
Follow safety procedures and regulations in architectural or engineering environments
Follow safety procedures and regulations in scientific or laboratory environments involving physics or physical science
Solve engineering problems
Edit documents for completeness, accuracy, or conformance to standards
Perform chemical processing emergency procedures
Control animal and plant diseases through sanitation, cleanliness, and management procedures
Order medical diagnostic or clinical tests
Prescribe medication
Recommend medical devices, drugs, or treatments
Resolve operational performance problems
Prescribe treatments or therapies
Prescribe assistive medical devices or treatments
Diagnose medical conditions
Determine project implementation methods and procedures

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor operating procedures of radiation producing equipment
Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities
Assess compliance with environmental laws
Ensure compliance with polices or regulations
Store medical laboratory specimens
Verify that medical activities or operations meet standards
Monitor medical equipment to ensure proper functioning
Monitor patient condition and health
Maintain safe work environment
Maintain physical security of sensitive or classified data
Maintain confidentiality of data
Analyze environmental regulations to ensure organizational compliance
Monitor operational procedures in technical environments to ensure conformance to standards
Monitor engineering processes and activities for compliance with regulations or standards
Measure environmental characteristics
Monitor regulatory compliance
Monitor timing or metering devices to regulate environmental conditions
Monitor patient progress or response to medical treatment
Monitor conditions of production operations
Monitor soil conditions
Monitor animal behavior, health, or condition
Monitor video displays of medical equipment to ensure proper functioning
Detect industrial, production, or manufacturing equipment malfunctions by listening for abnormalities
Monitor production or manufacturing equipment operation to detect problems
Monitor soil response to management practices
Monitor project risk mitigation plan
Detect infractions of rules
Monitor organizational processes
Monitor entrance or exit of persons
Monitor activities or conditions affecting environmental quality
Monitor children to detect signs of ill health or emotional disturbance

Handling and Moving Objects

Sterilize laboratory, medical, or veterinary equipment or instruments
Adjust medical or medical laboratory equipment
Prepare radioactive isotopes for therapeutic applications
Prepare medical treatment room
Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use
Don/Doff medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Prepare medical sample for laboratory testing or analysis
Collect samples for analysis or testing
Prepare medications or medical solutions
Set-up patient care equipment
Collect environmental data or samples
Prepare environmental sample for laboratory testing or analysis
Cultivate microorganisms for study, testing, or medical preparations
Set-up nuclear laboratory equipment
Prepare sterile solutions, infusions, or intravenous packs
Prepare biological samples for testing or analysis
Adjust electrical or electronic equipment
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Set-up medical laboratory equipment
Set-up medical oxygen equipment
Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Compound pharmaceutical or chemical substances in medical preparations

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory or hazard compliance concerns
Inspect waste disposal or treatment facilities for regulatory compliance
Perform tests to assess compliance with standards
Perform medical or therapy related safety inspection
Test ambient levels of air quality, noise, or temperature
Test materials to verify safety standards
Test radiation levels of surrounding area
Examine medical instruments or equipment to ensure proper operation
Test engineering project equipment
Perform engineering related safety inspection
Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet engineering specifications or standards
Perform quality assurance testing
Inspect facilities or work sites for environmental or safety hazards
Inspect sewer, drain, or water main pipe joints to detect leaks or verify alignment or fit
Inspect safety equipment to ensure proper functioning
Compute product or materials test results
Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Test piping systems or equipment for leaks under pressure
Evaluate equipment for compliance with standards
Inspect property for condition, damage, or deterioration
Inspect production equipment
Check quality of diagnostic images
Conduct performance testing
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment

Thinking Creatively

Develop engineering policies, procedures, or standards
Maintain quality assurance procedures
Develop operational methods or processes
Develop plans to manage natural resources
Determine operational criteria or specifications
Develop renewable resource management plans
Design waste recovery methods
Develop engineering technical methods or processes
Design control systems
Design environmental control systems
Determine protocols for medical procedures
Develop health assessment methods or programs
Develop medical policies, procedures, or standards
Create models of engineering designs or methods
Design energy production or management equipment or systems
Develop safety procedures and regulations
Write business project or bid proposals
Design electro-mechanical equipment or systems
Design engineering related electronic or computer equipment, systems, or instrumentation
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables
Design industrial or manufacturing machinery or equipment
Design power sources or equipment
Design construction projects
Develop healthcare quality and safety procedures
Design projects to reduce utility costs
Develop complex computer databases
Write public sector or institutional research and grant proposals
Develop basic data repositories or databases
Design civil structures or systems
Improve engineering related test devices or techniques
Develop new products based on scientific research
Design industrial processing systems

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