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There is a growing global demand for health physics and radiation science specialists. Graduates have many career opportunities including:

  • Environmental protection;
  • Government regulation;
  • Health care;
  • Nuclear power plants; and
  • Research. 

Our have an excellent academic foundation if they wish to pursue further training for a career in hospitals and clinics. They can also find careers in:

  • Government agencies;
  • Natural resource industries
  • Nuclear service companies;
  • Nuclear utilities; and
  • Research institutions.

Careers in health physics and radiation science

  • Application of nuclear technologies in material science and sterilization of food and medical equipment;
  • Application of radiation in medicine (following suitable post-graduate training);
  • Environmental radiation monitoring;
  • Non-destructive testing and forensic analysis including carbon dating and art authentication;
  • Radiation detector development and the maintenance of national standards for radiation measurements and dosimetry;
  • Radiation protection in nuclear power plants and uranium mining; and
  • Radiation protection for public health and safety.