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Careers

ANS Career Poster

An educated work force in nuclear science and technology plays a vital and growing role in maintaining and improving our daily lives.

Students from middle school through college have opportunities to explore the challenges presented in selecting nuclear science and engineering as a field of study and career.  It is expected that for most individuals the words “nuclear engineering” will immediately imply nuclear power electrical production, but that is only part of the story.
If you have imagination, initiative, and the desire to succeed, you could join the many achievers who have used the atom to make the world better.

For information on salaries for any of these careers, you may want to check the U.S. Department of Labor: Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Nuclear Engineering
Nuclear Engineering

An academic degree program offered by more than 35 universities in the United States at the Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral levels.  The nuclear engineering curriculum typically includes reactor…

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Nuclear Energy
Nuclear Energy

With electricity consumption constantly rising, more countries around the world are viewing nuclear energy as a viable option for reducing the number of fossil fuel-burning electrical plants, which…

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Environment and Food Production
Environment and Food Production

As the world’s population grows, the need for food and other perishable resources is increasing rapidly. Radiation helps us develop plants that produce higher yields, raise healthier animals,…

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Nuclear Security
Nuclear Security

Nuclear engineers have been involved in the policies associated with nuclear non-proliferation. According to the Dept. of Homeland Security, nuclear forensics - the collection, analysis and evaluation of…

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Medical Science
Medical Science

Discoveries based on nuclear science have dramatically improved both longevity and quality of life. Nuclear medicine benefits over 35,000 patients daily in the U.S. in our hospitals and…

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Health Physics
Health Physics

Health physics is the field devoted to protecting people and their environment from potential radiation hazards, while making it possible to enjoy the benefits of the peaceful use…

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For Students

Know Nukes

There have been many famous scientists and discoverers in nuclear history. Here is a brief history of those who have paved the way.

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