Nuclear power reactor operator


Operate or control nuclear reactors. Daily you will inspect equipment, gather information, and process the information.

Education and Skills

You will need to major in Nuclear & Industrial Radiologic Technologies/Technicians. Also some skills you'll need are

Operation Monitoring-Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Operation and Control-Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

Reading Comprehension-Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Monitoring-Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Critical Thinking-Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems


The job out look won't be changing. Starting salary is about $79,970. I'll be working at a nuclear power plant and some of the risks working there is that I might get exposed to radioactive poisoning and there could be a nuclear meltdown.

High School Preparation

At Leyden I can take Exploring technology and Digital electronics so I can learn some basics about technology and electronics. I can join clubs like engineering and computer club.


You need references because jobs need to know what kind of person you are.

My reference would be

  1. Mr.Winstead - Teacher, East Leyden High school

  2. Mr.Mcdowell - Teacher, Lincoln Middle school

  3. Mr.Lichtenberg - Teacher, Lincoln Middle school

Post-Secondery Plans

I will need to get a major in Nuclear & Industrial Radiologic Technologies/Technicians and the schools that have this majors are Gateway Community College, Mount Mary University, and Northern New Mexico College.