Careers in STEM
Radiation protection practitioner
Radiation protection practitioners use scientific techniques and equipment to measure and monitor radiation, assess risks, and ensure the safety of the workplace, the general public and the environment, working within both nuclear and non-nuclear industries.
You will give advice and guidance about the possible hazards of ionising radiation, such as x-rays, as well as radioactive materials and waste. This can include advising about legal requirements and making recommendations for design improvements. Some practitioners also advise on non-ionising matters, such as radar, mobile phone mast, laser, and ultraviolet light radiation.
You may work within a particular area, such as: