Career Details

Dosimetrist

Career Overview

A dosimetrist determines the specific plan used in administering radiation to a targeted tumor (keeping it away from other organs in the body).

Education

A four-year bachelor’s degree in medical dosimetry is required to do this work. Higher degrees may make a person more competitive. Kristina, the dosimetrist in the video, also believes it would be helpful to first have a degree in radiation therapy or radiography. This is a great job for you if you love math!

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$53,000 /yr
$80,000 /yr
$123,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • English - as much as possible!
  • Science - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Math - as much as possible, including calculus!
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks fair over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. The field is becoming very competitive.

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Work Environment

Dosimetrists typically work in hospitals, diagnostic labs, and doctor's offices.

Schools
References

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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