/ Asked by Dora
I will be entering radiology soon. Are there any classes or information which I can obtain to find a position in the area of nuclear medicine during the course of my studies in order to be prepared upon graduation to obtain a position in this area of work?
Answered by Ellen, Hiring Expert at Hospira, on Friday, December 5, 2014
If you have a keen interest in health sciences there are a number of associations you can join or conduct job searches.  One that comes to mind is Socitey of Nuclear Medine and Molecular imaging.  This association has a wealth of positions posted for job seekers.  Some quick facts about this field are the job outlook is growing faster than the average the the work expeience in a related occupation is not required. This makes this a very appealing career to be a part of.  Good luck with your career search.
Answered by Dana, Hiring Expert at ManpowerGroup, on Wednesday, December 31, 2014
I am not experienced in this field of study, unfortunately, but my best advice would similar to what I tell students from a variety of backgrounds.  See below!

I would recommend:

 1)      Setting up a meeting with your school’s Career Center to talk about your goals, and to find out what resources they can provide. They may also sponsor events or activities which may be useful and give you additional guidance. Take advantage of anything and everything they offer! Don’t take them for granted, or wait until the last minute to develop a relationship with these knowledgeable folks…particularly when it comes to experiential learning opportunities.

2)      Setting up a formal meeting with the Academic Advisor for your specific department/major, if this exists.

3)      Setting up a meeting with several professors, either current or prospective (professors you will have during the course of your studies) to hear their thoughts on the subject.

4)      Joining LinkedIn groups related to the field of radiology, and seeking advice from experts in the industry.

5)      Exploring local and national associations related to radiology, and networking as much as you can prior to graduation, including networking with other students.

6)      Identifying alumni from your program on LinkedIn, or via the school’s alumni channels, to find a mentor and get their perspective.
 
Hope this helps!
-Dana
Answered by Rachel, Hiring Expert at Eaton, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015
In addition to the great advice already offered I would also encourage you to leverage the network that you have already built in school and through your clinical work to gain an introduction to the nuclear medicine network.  Having a professional sponsor is a great way to get connected quickly and with real impact in a new field.
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