Health Physics

Health Physics Technician

Health Physics is a profession which deals with monitoring ionizing radiation.  My first job out of college and with interesting experiences in nuclear power plants.

  • Monitored radiological conditions in nuclear power plants
  • Counted radioactive samples and determined activity levels with various counting devices
  • Sample air and determined radionuclide concentration
  • Calculated and prescribed time limits for jobs in radioactive areas
  • Decontaminated items
  • Prepared radiactive shipments of waste
  • Calibrated radioactive measuring devices.

After completeing my master's degree, I had an opportunity to wor