Tempe, Arizona (NAPSI) - Those counting on a lucrative career after studying math or science may want to consider a career in nuclear science and technology.

Nuclear engineers and technicians tackle problems in consumer and industrial power, space exploration, water supply, food supply, environment and pollution, health and transportation.

As a nuclear engineer, you may develop designs for the nuclear plants for electric power and ships or apply radiation in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. You may also develop ways to use radiation to produce and preserve food supplies or design power plants to power satellites and deep-space probes.

According to the American Nuclear Society, nuclear engineers command the third-highest median income among the engineering professions at $100,000/year.

More professionals in this field are needed domestically and internationally, both to fill new positions and openings created by those who are retiring.

To learn more, visit www.ans.org/pi/edu/students/careers.