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Home » Career Mentor » Radiation Protectionist
Career Mentor Details of "Radiation Protectionist"

Name of The Profession

Radiation Protectionist

Who is a Radiation Protectionist and what does he/she do?

An individual, involved in the protection of environment and humans against the hazardous effects of radiation and radioactive materials, is called a radiation protectionist.

Radiation protection officers (RPO's) carry out the monitoring of radiation protection and control programs for the public, workers and environment. Radiation protection specialists (RPS's) assess the impact of radiation on the environment, also plans and implement the radiation protection monitoring and control programs. New technologies, for radioactive waste management problems and radiation protection, have developed with the help of research. Nowadays, industries widely use ionizing radiation, which creates a significant health hazard. This may lead to microscopic damage to living tissue, causing skin burns and radiation sickness. The field of radiation protection can be divided into three categories. First is occupational radiation protection, which deals with the protection of the workers. Second is, medical radiation protection, which deals with the protection of the patients. Last is, public radiation protection, which is for the protection of public.

Qualifications Required

To become a radiation protectionist one must have interest in nuclear technology or other applications of radiations. Moreover, a three-year B.Sc. degree with physics, as a major subject is the basic qualification for radiation protectionist. Possessing a higher degree will help you get certified as a radiation protection specialist.

Where can I go and study to become a Radiation Protectionist?

       India

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
  • Sastra university, Tanjore.
  • Delhi University, Delhi.
  • J.N.T.University Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Karnataka University, Karnataka.
  • Patna University, Bihar.

       UK

  • Lancaster University
  • University of Birmingham
  • Nuclear Technology Education Consortium
  • Nottingham Trent University

       USA

  • Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Arkansas Tech University
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Cornell University
  • Kansas State University

Where can I work as a Radiation Protectionist?

As a radiation protectionist you can work at:

  • Atomic Energy Corporation (AEC)
  • Council for scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • National Accelerator Center
  • Council for Nuclear Safety
  • Gold and uranium mines
  • Department of Health
  • Universities
  • Private consultant

Potential earning capacity per annum:

The salary package of the radiation protectionist could be somewhere around rs symbol 1.5 Lac p.a. (Approx).
 
 
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